UK Government must match EU funding promised to Scotland’s councils

Responding to news that Scottish councils are set to lose £46 million in EU funding, John Edward, Scotland Director of Open Britain, said:

“It’s clear that losing EU funding will have a serious and damaging impact on communities the length and breadth of Scotland.

“During the referendum campaign, Vote Leave promised that all EU funding pledged until 2020 would be matched by the UK Government in the event of Brexit. The Government needs to keep that promise now to protect Scotland’s communities.”