Overview of Brexit 'No Deal' Preparations published

'Brexit' written on blocks
Norette Ferns

The Scottish Government has published a report giving an overview of preparations for a 'no deal' Brexit.

The overview details a range of measures being put in place by the Scottish Government to mitigate a 'no deal' Brexit, including steps to protect critical imports and vulnerable citizens.

Specific initiatives have included the establishment of a Scottish Medicines Shortage Response Group and a commitment to create a £7 million Rapid Poverty Mitigation Fund in the event of a ‘no deal’.

Plans have been prepared for the old port in Stranraer to be used to hold up to 300 HGVs if traffic flows between Northern Ireland and Scotland increase. Farmers and crofters are receiving 95% of their Common Agricultural Policy payments early to shield them from the immediate effects of a ‘no deal’ and consideration is being given to increasing Marine Scotland’s surveillance capabilities.

The Scottish Government Overview of ‘No Deal’ Preparations is available on the Scottish Government website.