Free and green – Holyrood and Westminster agree freeports deal for Scotland: updated

The Scottish and UK Government have finally reached agreement on creating freeports north of the border and are to sign a partnership agreement to establish two ‘Green Freeports’. It brings to an end a long drawn out process. The Scottish government had devised its own ‘Greenports’ scheme that would offer tax and customs reliefs to operators and their beneficiaries who adopt fair work practices and contribute to Scotland’s just energy transition ... [+]

Scots slam import customs postponement

Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands Mairi Gougeon has written to Lord Frost expressing concern at the decision to delay introduction of full Customs controls for imports from the EU. She highlighted the UK Government’s lack of consultation with the devolved nations, giving Scottish Ministers no involvement in something ... [+]

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