- UK government plans to thwart Scottish plan for recycling scheme due to trade barrier between England and Scotland.
- Rishi Sunak’s government fears the scheme would create a trade barrier due to different prices for same product on either side of border.
- Alister Jack, Scotland secretary, has urged the Scottish government to “pause the scheme” and hinting he would not grant an exemption.
- The row threatens to become latest constitutional fight between London and Edinburgh.
- Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s outgoing first minister, wrote on Twitter that if the British government does not exclude scheme from UK Internal Market Act it would confirm fears that legislation would be used to undermine devolution.
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UK government set to thwart Scottish plan for recycling scheme
UK government plans to thwart Scottish plan for recycling scheme due to trade barrier between England and Scotland, creating a constitutional clash between London and Edinburgh.