More Help for Businesses from Scottish Government

Scottish Government announcement today gives more support and funding to Scottish Businesses including for the recently self-employed, & extension of Small Business Grant to more than one property, all in response to ongoing impact of Covid-19.

Kate Forbes Finance Minister announced today: "I've been listening carefully to the concerns raised by businesses about financial support, and I can now announce additional measures.

Firstly, £100m fund to help small businesses that have found themselves ineligible for UK Gov and Scot Gov support announced to date. For example, people who are newly self-employed or B&B owners who pay Council Tax instead of Non Domestic Rates. This will be open to applications by the end of the month - ahead of the UK Gov's June deadline for self-employed support.

Secondly, extending the grant scheme to every property rather than on a per business basis. This means people with more than one outlet can claim subsequent grants at 75%. Applications will be open from 5 May. Lastly, extending eligibility criteria for the grant scheme, to include for example sports clubs and those in Enterprise Zones.

As always, more details will become available soon - but don't panic if you've not got all the answers yet."

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