Standard Life says SNP good for business
Published 13/05/2015 | 02:30
Standard Life, one of Scotland's biggest financial institutions, has welcomed the Scottish National Party (SNP)'s success in last week's UK national elections, saying businesses there would benefit from a strong voice in London.
The comments from Standard Life Chairman Gerry Grimstone came after the insurer warned last year of the risks of Scottish independence ahead of a referendum.
The SNP took 56 out of 59 Scottish seats in last week's election."We are looking forward very much to having a strong, reasonable Scottish voice in the Houses of Parliament," Grimstone told the company's annual shareholders' meeting yesterday.