Scotland wants 52 million pounds for no deal Brexit preparations
Topics: SCOTLAND BREXIT PREPARATIONS
Restating the Scottish Government’s opposition to a Brexit of any kind, and in particular to a no deal Brexit, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay called on the UK Government to cover all additional costs associated with preparing to leave the EU, including those beyond 31 October.
The UK Government has indicated that funding is available where Scotland faces disproportionate costs.
Requests include funding to support:
- the disproportionate effect of no deal on rural communities including ensuring medical support reaches these areas
- increased demand on Marine Scotland compliance activities around Scotland’s coastline
- additional communications to EU citizens living in Scotland
-increased demands on Police Scotland
- poverty mitigation measures to support financially vulnerable households. ■