Economic Impact of Leaving the European Union

 

About the Inquiry

The Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee will be considering the potential economic impact of leaving the European Union, focussing on the following areas: 

Possible impacts and opportunities for Scotland’s exporters;

Possible impacts and opportunities for non-UK companies investing in Scotland;

Potential impact on labour market issues, including migration and worker rights.

The Committee will be looking for the views and concerns of Scottish businesses and workers based in Scotland.

At the end of the inquiry the Committee will write to the Scottish and UK governments to share these views and offer recommendations from the Committee. 

The remit of the inquiry is:

To investigate the impact of the decision to leave the EU, in the context of Scotland’s economic strategy, on exports, inwards investment and labour and employment rights; to explore ways to mitigate the immediate impact and to seize any opportunities arising from the decision and to make recommendations to the Scottish and UK Governments in this regard.


Timetable

The Committee will be visiting businesses and taking evidence at its meetings throughout November. More details will be available once they are confirmed.

Evidence

Written evidence

The Committee has issued a call for written views which ran from 14 October to 21 November 2016.

Read the news release

Read the written submissions received


Visits and Events

The Committee will be visiting business and employees throughout November. 

Work by other Committees

The Committee will consider evidence submitted to the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee, which can be found at the following link:

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee 

Report

The Committee published its report on 3 February 2017.

2nd Report, 2017 (Session 5): Report on the Economic Impact of Leaving the European Union

The Scottish Government responded to the Report on 25 May 2017.

Scottish Government Response (343KB pdf)

Debate

The Committee's report was debated in the Chamber on 28 February.