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Standard Life set to warn over Scottish independence

by Alex Steger on Feb 21, 2014 at 08:41

Standard Life set to warn over Scottish independence

Standard Life is poised to issue a warning that Scottish independence could pose significant risks to it business, according to reports.

The Daily Telegraph reported that Standard Life is expected to flag its concerns when it reports its financial results for 2013 next Thursday.

According to the paper the Scottish group's concerns centre on its pensions business, which could lose UK tax exemption rights if Scotland votes to be independent in September.

Standard told the Telegraph it could not comment ahead of its results but repeated a previous statement on Scottish independence.

It said: ‘We continue to monitor the Scottish independence debate very closely. Our key priority, regardless of any constitutional change which may take place in the future, is to continue serving the needs of our customers across the UK and around the world.’

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