TheCityUK’s Chief Executive Chris Cummings comments on the outcome of the Scottish referendum

Chris Cummings, Chief Executive, TheCityUK, said:

The people of Scotland have had their say and voted to remain part of the United Kingdom. Attention will now shift to the promised further devolution of powers, what these might include and what that will mean for Scotland and the rest of the UK. The longer-term implications will take time to work through and need careful consideration.

More broadly, the focus must now be on strengthening the Union, making sure the economy continues to grow and creating jobs across the nation. For our industry – financial and related professional services – we must now reinforce the value of our combined strength and competitiveness, the UK’s attractiveness as a place to do business and continue to highlight our position as the leading international financial centre.