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13 March 2017

  |  CBI Press Team

Press release

Clarity on future EU deal is the priority for Scottish firms

CBI Scotland has responded to the First Minister's announcement at Bute House ahead of the triggering of Article 50.

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Ahead of the expected triggering of Article 50, the process through which the UK will leave the EU, CBI Scotland has responded to an announcement by Scotland's First Minister. 

Hugh Aitken, CBI Scotland Director, said:

“Scottish businesses have acted with resilience since the EU Referendum, and, in an already uncertain environment, their priority is clarity as soon as possible on what a future deal could look like.

“What’s important is that the needs of Scotland – and the other devolved nations - are heard and understood in the discussions on the UK’s future relationship with Europe. That’s where the CBI’s focus will be.

“The Scottish and UK Governments must continue to work together, with business, to ensure the best deal from the negotiations for Scottish firms, and this work should continue as a matter of priority.”

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