Proposals for a £1000-a-year levy on firms hiring EU workers is yet another sign the Tories are determined to pursue a hard Brexit.
Home Office minister Robert Goodwill told peers that the government is considering charging firms £1000-a-year for every EU national employed – only possible if the UK leaves the single market.
Commenting, SNP MSP Stuart McMillan said:
“This is yet another sign that the Tories are determined to go for the hardest of hard Brexits – regardless of the impact on our economy.
“The Tories seem more interested in pleasing Nigel Farage than in working for a deal that minimises the damage that Brexit will cause.
“Full, continued single market membership is absolutely essential for jobs and our economy – and the SNP appear to be the only ones willing to stand up for jobs and household incomes.”
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