Other areas of concern include the end of ring-fenced public health budgets at local level and the removal of the local government grant with increased reliance instead on business rates. This is likely to impact on the ability of local authorities to provide both prevention and back to work support to residents.
The good news is that the European Union is tailor made for the modern age. It transcends nations and is of a sufficient scale to deal effectively with the globalized world we live in. This same scale makes it possible for coherent communities like the Catalans and the Scots to deal with those issues that are best dealt with on a far smaller scale than national governments can now do.