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Mar 30 2021

The Kickstart Scheme

Categories: COVID-19

As the country edges closer to the end of the current lockdown, businesses will be preparing to open their doors again. Some businesses may have employees returning from furlough that can help them prepare for reopening, but there may be a need to acquire new staff. If you are looking to recruit staff, you could consider the Kickstart more

Mar 17 2021

The final Strategic Framework Business Fund payment and Restart Grant

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

As mentioned in our previous article, the Strategic Framework Business Fund (SFBF) provides grants to businesses that were required to close by law or to significantly change their operations due to COVID-19 restrictions from 2 November 2020. If you still haven’t applied to the SFBF, you should do so as soon as possible through your Local Authority as applications more

Mar 16 2021

COVID-19 Discretionary Business Fund

Categories: COVID-19

During the Scottish Budget for 2021/22, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes increased the Discretionary Business Fund to £120 million, to be distributed by local authorities across Scotland. The fund aims to help Scottish businesses who have not been eligible for previous business support grants. If your business has been affected by the recent COVID-19 restrictions, and you more

Mar 15 2021

Small Accommodation Providers Paying Council Tax Fund

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

The Scottish Government has announced new funding to support small accommodation providers impacted by the pandemic. Eligible Bed & Breakfasts, guesthouses, small serviced accommodation providers and other self-catering businesses that pay council tax can now access the new Small Accommodation Providers Paying Council Tax Fund (SAP-CTF). The fund will provide support to council tax paying small more

Mar 5 2021

Budget 2021 – Road to Recovery

Categories: COVID-19

This year like in other years the UK budget contains a mixture of taxation and non-taxation announcements.  The non-taxation announcements are equally as important, if not more so this year as we look to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Detailed below are a summary of some of these: Recovery Loan Scheme – This new loan more

Mar 2 2021

The Regional Food Fund reopened for applications

Categories: COVID-19Food & Drink

The Scotland Food & Drink Partnership’s Regional Food Fund has reopened for applications. Supported by the Scottish Government, the latest round of funding has £100,000 available to help drive projects that celebrate locally sourced and produced food and drink across Scotland. Managed by Scotland Food & Drink, local projects can apply for grants of up to more

Feb 19 2021

Non-domestic rates relief extended in Scotland

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Kate Forbes, has announced that 100% non-domestic rates relief for the retail, hospitality, leisure and aviation sectors will be extended to cover all of the 2021-22 financial year. This builds on the three month rates relief extension announced in the Scottish Budget and will be taken forward provided the Scottish Government more

Feb 17 2021

The VAT deferral new payment scheme

Categories: COVID-19Taxation

As mentioned in our previous article, businesses that deferred their VAT payments due between 20 March to 30 June 2020 can opt-in to the VAT deferral new payment scheme. The VAT deferral new payment scheme allows you to make interest free equal payments over a number of instalments, from 2 to 11, depending on when you join more