The Scottish Government has today published its Brexit plans on Scotland’s place in Europe.
ESEC welcomes the statement from the Scottish Government that local government has a significant stake in future options. Local councils deliver on the ground a significant amount of EU policy, including social inclusion, environmental protection, transport, rural and maritime development, procurement and state aid. Over the course of our EU membership, local government has benefited from significant EU funding and has developed strong networks which have supported economic development in our region.
We will continue to work with the Scottish Government to ensure economic and social regeneration is not negatively impacted by Brexit.