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Wednesday, 13th August 2014

The Implications of Scottish Independence on Business; Higher Education and Research; and Postal Services

Source: House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (UK)

From The Impact on Business :

In its White Paper, the Scottish Government set out the economic vision on an independent Scotland. It begins by asserting that independence for Scotland would:

... allow us to use our own resources and shape our own fiscal and economic policies for Scottish needs and circumstances. This will ensure greater economic security and opportunity in the future.

When we were in Scotland however, the view of business organisations was less confident. Uncertainty and lack of information were key areas of concern for them, alongside the position of an independent Scotland in the European Union, the future currency and the regulatory regime.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

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