Businesses in Scotland that are EU-owned: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/01267
Date received: 1 May 2018
Date responded: 9 May 2018

Information requested

a) UK/Scottish companies that have been taken over by mainland EU companies b) The number of roles in our companies now filled by EU people born outside Scotland


Most of the information you have requested is available from the Scottish Government website. Information on the number of businesses in Scotland that are EU-owned is available at:

Information on the number of EU nationals living and working in Scotland is available at:

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.

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Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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