SNP Treasury spokesman Stewart Hosie has welcomed a British Chambers of Commerce poll that shows 90 per cent of UK businesses say the referendum has had no impact on their trade.
This figure was consistent over the 2,000 companies surveyed whether asked about orders and sales, employment intentions, or investment in plant and premises.
John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “One year before Scotland goes to the polls, our business survey shows that the Scottish independence referendum has left most businesses unfazed."
Commenting, Mr Hosie said:
“This survey gives a good insight into what businesses know – not what politicians in the 'Project Fear' No campaign assert.
"The anti-independence campaign's myths that the referendum is harming business have yet again been shown up as nonsense by businesses themselves - just like their scares over inward investment and roaming charges.
“There are over 340,000 businesses in Scotland. Our job is to support them with good infrastructure, a skilled workforce and sensible and stable business taxes to encourage investment and growth.
“The best way for us to do that is with a Yes vote next September, so that we have all the financial levers at our disposal to tailor decisions for Scotland’s economy to create jobs and increase opportunities.”