Responding to the publication of an EU-UK trade deal, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Scotland policy chair Andrew McRae said:
“The news that UK and EU negotiators have managed to strike an eleventh hour agreement sounds like good news for Scotland’s business community. But until we understand the detail of the deal, it is difficult to forecast the overall impact on smaller firms north of the border.
“The end of the transition period will still result in a major change in trading conditions for many firms. Given that Scotland’s smaller firms have faced down an oppressive year, we need to see the UK Government help smaller operators with depleted case reserves adapt. That’s why we need to see a transition voucher scheme, as well as additional publically funded support, rolled out as soon as possible.”
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