SFE responds to Brexit deal

An agreement on the terms of the future relationship between the UK and the EU following the end of the transition period has been reached. 

In response to the deal, Sandy Begbie, Chief Executive of Scottish Financial Enterprise, said: “I welcome that a post-Brexit trade deal has been agreed between the UK and the EU, particularly the much-needed clarity this will give many businesses across Scotland who export goods to the EU.

“Our member firms have been assessing the potential impact of Brexit since the result of the referendum in 2016 and, where necessary, have taken steps to ensure they adapt to meet any changes this will bring.

“Many of our members have significant interests across the EU so it is therefore all the more important a smooth ratification process now takes place and that further work to cooperate on shared issues is embarked upon.”

24 December 2020