And in another publication today, 08 October 2019, the Scottish Government released details of their own no-deal planning.
Our preparation for ‘no deal’ Brexit and planning work to date, and proposed mitigations to deal with the impact on Scotland of a ‘no deal’ exit from the European Union.
The Scottish Government has consistently opposed the UK’s proposed departure from the EU, in line with the clear majority of votes in Scotland in the 2016 referendum.
At the same time, we have also been willing to seek compromise – for example, by suggesting that the UK at least remains part of the single market and customs union.
While the risk of a ‘No Deal’ exit remains, as a responsible Government, we are taking appropriate steps to mitigate its potential impacts. In doing so, we are seeking to protect Scotland from the worst impacts of No Deal.
This overview of our No Deal planning sets out, in clear terms:
o the potential impacts of ‘No Deal’
o the steps we are taking, or planning to take – to mitigate those impacts as far as we can
o the actions we are demanding of the UK Government to mitigate some of the impacts
We must also recognise that, whatever preparations we make in Scotland or action the Scottish Government and its partners may take, and indeed whatever the UK Government might do, it is simply not possible to avoid all the impacts of a ‘No Deal’ exit.
It remains possible that ‘No Deal’ can be avoided. But we need to prepare proportionately now, and be as ready as we can be in case the worst happens. This overview describes how the Scottish Government is preparing as best we can for a possible No Deal exit from the EU on 31 October.
Scottish Government advice for businesses and the public
The Scottish Government and its Agencies have published a range of information to support businesses and individuals prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.
Scottish Government – https://www.gov.scot/brexit
mygov.scot – https://www.mygov.scot/brexit
Scottish Enterprise – https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/prepare-for-brexit
PrepareforBrexit.scot – https://www.prepareforbrexit.scot