Support For independence At 34%

More than a quarter of the British public believes the UK economy would suffer if Scotland became independent, according to a poll.

Around 27% of people felt the country's economy would be hit if Scots returned a 'yes' vote in the 2014 referendum in a ComRes survey for ITV News at ten.

More than half (58%) of Britons polled and 55% of Scots said they believed an independent Scotland would itself suffer economically. 

The pollsters interviewed 2,097 adults online between October 12 and 14, 175 of them in Scotland. Around 29% of the British public supported Scottish independence and 34% of Scottish respondents.

Yesterday an historic agreement was been signed that signals ``game on'' for the Scottish independence debate.

Prime Minister David Cameron met Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond in Edinburgh to sign off on a deal that will deliver a legally binding referendum in 2014.