RBS to move to London if Scotland becomes independent – ‘too big for Scottish economy’

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SCOTLAND BOMBSHELL: Royal Bank to move to LONDON if Sturgeon wins independence

Ross McEwan, the outgoing chief executive of the banking group, said that the move would happen but the number of jobs would still be retained at its Gogarburn base providing people still wanted to work in Scotland. The shock prediction comes as Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon continues with her desperate bid to drag Scotland out of the Union over Brexit.

Ross McEwan, the outgoing chief executive of the banking group, said that the move would happen but the number of jobs would still be retained at its Gogarburn base providing people still wanted to work in Scotland. He told an editors’ dinner last night: “I think you would if you talk to the Scottish Government they would want us to take the plaque and move it to England because the balance sheet size of this thing would just be too big for Scotland – 730-odd billion, you can’t support it. “So that would be the change, same as it was four years ago.” Asked what the change of HQ base would mean he said:”Not much at all.

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