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Scotland wants 52 million pounds for no deal Brexit preparations

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 22, 2019
The Scottish Government has requested £52 million from the UK Government’s EU Exit Operational Contingency Fund ahead of 31 October to help prepare for a no deal exit from the EU.
Derek Mackay
Britain   Finance Secretary Derek Mackay
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.

Topics: Scotland Brexit preparations

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.