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Jul 30 2020

£14m Hotel Recovery Programme offers support for larger hotel businesses

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

The tourism sector continues to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hotel occupancy levels of many businesses across the country below the daily overheads of sustaining a business. To support some of Scotland’s larger hotels, the Scottish Government yesterday (Wednesday 29 July) announced a new £14m Hotel Recovery Programme which will allow eligible businesses to more

Jul 29 2020

New £1m grant scheme announced for self-catering businesses

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

Throughout lockdown, the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) has been engaged in various discussions with the Scottish Government to provide ongoing financial support for self-catering businesses in Scotland. ASSC, in partnership with VisitScotland, has today announced a new £1 million grant for self-catering businesses who have not received any other Scottish Government COVID-19 support. Businesses more

Jul 28 2020

Why keeping in contact and technology are vital in current times

Categories: AgricultureCOVID-19

Recent times have shown how important it is to keep in contact with your key advisors. Although our EQ Agriculture team were disappointed not being able to meet our clients at the summer show circuit, we have still maintained regular contact whether it be in relation to COVID-19 support measures, or other business issues as more

Jul 27 2020

Improve your dental practices’ cashflow

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

In March, dental practices had to immediately stop seeing patients, except for emergency treatment, which led to unprecedented revenue loss across the sector. We discuss some of the options available that can improve your dental practices’ cashflow. Government support The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) presented potential issues for dentists who applied for the grant on more

Jul 20 2020

National Basic Payment Support Scheme 2020

Categories: AgricultureCOVID-19

To support farmers and crofters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has announced that a National Basic Payment Support Scheme 2020 (NBPSS20) will deliver the equivalent of 95% of Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and Greening monies to farmers as early as September this year. The scheme will give farmers access to vital financial more

Jul 13 2020

Registration is open for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Categories: COVID-19Food & DrinkLeisure

Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced the Eat Out to Help Out scheme during his Summer Economic Statement on 8 July. The scheme is intended to help food businesses by incentivising customers to eat at their restaurant or other “eat in” establishments by providing a discount which can then be claimed back from the government. Eligible businesses more