Withdrawal from the EU: Economic Impact

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 21 March 2023.

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Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

If I may, I will gently point out to the hon. Gentleman that the OBR has previously stated that it is too early to reach definitive conclusions. The Government are focused on seizing the opportunities provided by Brexit, including the world’s biggest zero-tariff, zero-quota trade deal. Indeed, Scotland itself will benefit from 71 new trade deals secured with non-EU countries and control of our fishing waters. I hope that the hon. Gentleman also welcomes the £8.6 million invested in Scotland’s festival economy at the Budget last week.