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Scottish Secretary David Mundell's reponse to Scottish business groups on EU

The Secretary of State for Scotland has responded to a call from Scottish business groups for leadership and collaboration following the EU referendum.

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Letter from the Secretary of State for Scotland to Scottish business groups

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Scottish Secretary David Mundell has written to leaders of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses, CBI Scotland, the Institute of Directors Scotland, Scottish Financial Enterprise and SCDI in response to their call for leadership and coloration following the EU referendum.

Commenting on their statement, he said:

The message couldn’t be clearer – it is time for both governments to work together as ‘Team UK’ to find a way forward that is the best possible for Scotland and the whole of the UK. That is why next week I will meet with the First Minister to take these talks forward.

The UK Government is absolutely committed to making sure that the dialogue is constructive and collaborative, and it is my priority as Secretary of State for Scotland that Scottish voices and interests – in business, and in every part of the community, are at the centre of the negotiation process.

See the statement from the six business groups here.

Published 8 July 2016