Colin Beattie 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.
Local MSP Colin Beattie has encouraged local residents to visit the website for information and free advice on any consumer rights or any legislation questions they may have following Brexit.
Colin Beattie MSP commented:
“Following the UK’s exit from the EU it is important that we know what our rights are and where we can go to get clarity on these. The advice provided by Advice Direct Scotland regarding Brexit is most welcome and will offer clarity on matters such as transport, travel, postage, food and financial services. I believe that this will be very useful in keeping people informed as our relationship with the EU changes and I’m sure many of my constituents will get the benefit of this tool.”
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.”