ECONOMY Secretary Keith Brown has said that EU funding supporting the Scottish economy must be “made up in full” after Brexit.

Mr Brown called on the UK Government to safeguard European Structural Funds, currently worth £828 million, and European Territorial Co-operation funding worth up to £50m for the long term. He highlighted the £250m SME Holding Fund, which helps companies to access finance for growth, as one project that would be affected without long-term funding commitments from the UK Government.

A hard Brexit, he said, presented a threat to jobs, trade, investment and living standards.

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