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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-00301
Asked by: Gillian Martin, Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 1 June 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what talks it has had with the UK Government regarding what can be done to mitigate the impact of Brexit on the cost and supply of materials for Scotland-based SMEs in the construction sector.

Current status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 9 June 2021


Answer

The Scottish Government is deeply concerned by emerging evidence that EU Exit is having a severe impact on the ability of Scottish companies to trade effectively and competitively with the European Union, with lasting consequences for our economy. We are aware of reports of material shortages and price increases within the construction sector and are working with industry and the UK Government to fully understand the current supply chain issues. These will be discussed in detail on 16 June at the next meeting of the Construction Leadership Forum which I will chair.

The Scottish Government will continue to work hard to address the problems and blockages faced by companies, where it is in our power to do so.