Iain Gray MSP has welcomed a new online advice service launched to help Scots consumers with free, impartial and practical advice following Brexit.
The brexitadvice.scot website from Advice Direct Scotland includes information on household expenditure, transport and travel, banking, and roaming charges.
Examples include the additional documentation needed if driving abroad, limits on alcohol that can be brought back to the UK, and steps to take if travelling with a pet.
The site is operated by the charity Advice Direct Scotland, which runs Scotland’s national advice service – advice.scot.brexitadvice.scot includes a freephone number for advice – 0808 800 9060 and live webchat options.
Mr Gray is encouraging local residents to visit the website for information and free advice on any consumer rights or any legislation questions they may have following Brexit:
“Brexit is creating uncertainty in various aspects of our lives and consumers are looking for impartial and practical advice on how to deal with some of the issues they are facing.
“I welcome this new service and the advice and information it provides and hope that people in East Lothian will find it helpful as we adapt to life outside the EU.”
Andrew Bartlett, chief executive of Advice Direct Scotland, said:
“While people are advised against all but essential travel at the moment, the UK’s departure from the EU will have a lasting impact on holidaymakers and consumers when life returns to normality – as well as those who buy goods from the EU.
“We’ve launched brexitadvice.scot to help consumers understand the practical changes caused by Brexit, with impartial information on its impact and free advice.
“This is particularly important when it comes to issues such as travel insurance, travelling with pets, and driving abroad.
“As always, the experts at advice.scot are available to provide free advice to anyone in Scotland.”