Research and analysis

Scottish independence referendum: what you need to know

The first factsheet in a series, providing information on the benefits of staying in the United Kingdom.



These information packs highlight the benefits of Scotland remaining in the UK. The aim is to provide voters with clear, accurate, factual information to help them make an informed decision ahead of the Scottish independence referendum in September 2014.

The material comes in a factsheet-style format and complements the more detailed Scotland Analysis series, which contains in-depth analysis of the benefits of a United Kingdom.

The factsheet material has been produced in response to demand from the public who want to be better informed ahead of the referendum. The content is based on findings from the Scotland Analysis work and is designed to provide referendum information which is clear, concise and factually accurate.