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Reflections on Keynote Seminar – “Brexit and economic policy priorities for Scotland”

14 March 2017

Graeme Loarridge of BTO’s corporate team recently attended the Keynote Seminar – hosted by Scotland Policy Conferences – entitled “Brexit and economic policy priorities for Scotland – investment, growth and international trade”.

The seminar was well attended, with top solicitors, accountants, representatives of major businesses, trade organisations, senior university faculty members and politicians contributing to a comprehensive set of presentations and lively discussion thereafter.

Graham Loarridge
Graeme Loarridge, Solicitor

The title of the seminar was full of hope and positive terminology, but by the end of the event it was difficult not to feel a little downbeat. “Uncertainty” was the word of the day and, despite the delegates’ best efforts to avoid it, the word cropped up over and over again. That will probably come as no surprise. Everyone, from the man on the street to those in the top echelons of the UK Government, has their opinion on how matters will play out over the coming two years and longer; but what was clear from the discussions was that even those with a direct line to the impending negotiations with Brussels have little idea of what will actually transpire. All that can be said with any certainty is that Brexit is happening and the future for the UK and Scotland, both economically and socially, is going to be fundamentally different…To read more, click here.

Contact: Graeme Loarridge Solicitor glo@bto.co.uk T. 0141 221 8012

 

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