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May 27 2020

How we’ve been supporting our healthcare clients

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

Over recent weeks we have been assisting a number of our healthcare clients with applications for various loans and grant funding made available to give businesses financial support during the current crisis. One such form of support from the Scottish Government is the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund (PERF), which provides grants to SMEs who are more

May 15 2020

Small Business Grant Scheme to provide support for charities

Categories: CharitiesCOVID-19

The Scottish Government has announced that they are extending the Small Business Grant Scheme to eligible charities who occupy rateable properties and meet the specific criteria. This will allow charities to apply for grants of up to £10,000 for properties which are in receipt of any Charitable Rates Relief or Sports Relief, but are otherwise more

May 13 2020

Financial support available for dentists

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

We are in unprecedented times at the moment, with lots of industries facing financial struggle and uncertainty. As well as the general financial support offered by the government for businesses and the self-employed, such as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, CBILS, Bounce Back Loan scheme and Time to Pay service, specific financial support measures have more

May 8 2020

Tech businesses still hopeful of growth despite COVID-19

Categories: COVID-19Technology

According to a recent survey published by ScotlandIS, the digital technology sector in Scotland had increased sales and profit margins during 2019 and despite the challenges faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have identified areas for continued growth over the rest of the year. The survey showed that cloud servicing, connectivity and remote working were more

May 8 2020

£100m emergency loan fund for SME house builders

Categories: COVID-19Property & Construction

The Scottish Government has unveiled a £100 million emergency loan fund to support house builders affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small and medium-sized business with liquidity issues due to the temporary closure of the house building sector can apply for a short-term loan of between £50k and £1m spread over a two year term at a fixed 2% more

May 6 2020

Update on the Coronavirus Business Support Fund

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

As discussed in our previous article, the ‘Coronavirus Business Support Fund’ grants, consisting of the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund, are aimed to help keep small and medium-sized companies in business and keep productive capacity so that they can recover from the impact of COVID-19. These one-off grants are administered by more

May 1 2020

Updated guidance on the CJRS for early years providers

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

On Friday 17 April, the UK Government provided updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for early years providers in England however as the CJRS is a UK-wide scheme, this will also impact providers in Scotland. The Scottish Government is currently seeking further clarification from the UK Government on aspects of this guidance, however more