As part of our work preparing to make a success of our departure from the European Union we are carrying out a full suite of analysis as you would expect a responsible Government to do. This means looking at 58 sectors as well as cross-cutting regulatory, economic and social issues to help inform our negotiation positions.
We have discussed sectoral and other economic analysis with the Scottish Government and the other devolved administrations frequently since the referendum, including at several rounds of JMC (EN) meetings. There has also been extensive engagement with the DAs outside of the JMC process – including meetings at both ministerial and official level.
The Government’s Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health, Food and Drink Manufacturing and Fisheries sectoral reports set out a description of the sectors, the current EU regulatory regime, existing frameworks for how trade is facilitated between countries in these sectors and sector views. These reports have been made available for members of both Houses to read in a secure reading room.