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Website to highlight 'benefits of Union'

By Hilary Duncanson

The Government has launched a website to help Scottish people "find out how being part of the UK benefits them".

The site, which can be found at, is said to break down published Government analysis on Scotland's future, making it "relevant" to individual circumstances.

It allows people to submit questions on Scottish referendum issues and find out how being in the UK affects their work life, home life and family life, ministers said.

But the SNP said Westminster was playing catch-up after the Scottish Government launched its own website on the "gains of independence" eight months ago.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said: "This tool is easy to use and can be accessed via mobile, tablet or PC. All people need to do is plug in their circumstances to find out how being part of the UK benefits them."

The latest poll puts support for independence at 32%, with 27% still undecided.

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