February 19, 2017

Scottish Rural Funding Confirmed

€4.6 billion support under threat by a ‘hard Brexit’.

Rural Scotland stands to benefit from over £640 million funding in 2017-18 through the Scottish budget Rural Secretary Fergus Ewing has confirmed.

At the same time, he warned that a ‘hard Brexit’ would wipe out that funding, potentially devastating Scotland’s farming and food sectors. Scottish agriculture is more heavily reliant than the rest of the UK on EU funding. Between 2014-20, Scotland expects to receive €4.6 billion from the EU – some £500 million per annum.

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