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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-18792: Linda Fabiani (East Kilbride)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 13 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding how many additional EU-related jobs HMRC plans to locate in Scotland by March 2019 if there is a no-deal Brexit.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 28 September 2018

The UK Government has not yet shared any contingency plans that it may have developed in respect of HMRC staffing in the event of a "no deal" Brexit. Scotland enjoys a substantial pool of technical tax expertise and the Scottish Government would expect a substantial portion of any new jobs created to be based here.