Brexit and the Sectors of the Scottish Economy - Update

Black, J., Roy, G. and Spowage, M. (2019) Brexit and the Sectors of the Scottish Economy - Update. Other. Fraser of Allander Institute.

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Leaving the European Union (EU) will represent the most significant change to the Scottish economy in a generation. It will impact the way we trade and it will alter patterns of investment and the supply of workers. By no longer being tied to EU rules, future economic, social and environmental policy may look quite different. Many of the impacts are hard to assess. A great many will be relatively subtle but long-lasting. As with any change, there will be winners and losers. The risks and opportunities could look quite different for individual sectors and companies. Back in November 2017, we undertook analysis for the GMB Union which was – at the time – the first detailed analysis of the potential sectors of the Scottish economy that could be exposed to a changing economic relationship between the UK and the EU. This report provides a short update of this work. It summaries the economic links between Scotland and the EU, and provides background information on the links between Scotland and the EU by sector.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Other)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Roy, Professor Graeme
Authors: Black, J., Roy, G., and Spowage, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Economics
Publisher:Fraser of Allander Institute
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