The Conservative Party has won a majority of seats in the House of Commons, while the SNP has won the vast majority of seats in Scotland. The Conservative Party will be invited to form a Government.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Scotland says that the new UK Government must deliver a Brexit-deal with a transition period long enough for small businesses to prepare for a change in trading conditions.
In addition, the small business campaign group has urged all MPs to make the case for an immigration system which meets Scotland’s needs and for funding to support local towns north of the border.
Andrew McRae, FSB’s Scotland policy chair, said: “Scotland’s business community will hope that this General Election has rebooted the UK’s political system. Now we need to see our new elected representatives deliver a Brexit process that doesn’t buckle the real economy while taking action on long-neglected domestic policy issues, like the UK’s late payment crisis.
“We need to see a Brexit process with a built-in preparatory period. And all of Scotland’s elected representatives need to press for an immigration system that delivers for our local economies and communities.
“During this election, candidates have been pounding the streets of our local towns up and down the country. Our new and returning MPs need to remember these important local places and ensure that they get their fair share of UK Government towns funding.”