Scotland wants 52 million pounds for no deal Brexit preparationsChristian 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.
Britain Finance Secretary Derek Mackay
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. ■