almost 80% of suppliers said they had been put under pressure to lower prices
Really? How dare a customer ask a British business to lower their price! Don't they know that a Briton's profit margin is his castle? Someone get Gordon Brown on the case!
I'm sure that sounds offensive to the ears of a BBC journalist, whose organisation's income is guaranteed by law and enforced by regular mafia-style shakedowns, but the (minority of) people in Scotland who work in the private sector will hardly be surprised or sympathetic.