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Mar 3 2021

How the Budget announcements affect the hospitality sector

Categories: Leisure

Following the devastating effect of the pandemic on hospitality, today’s Budget signalled an outline for the sector to return to “normality”. So, what were the key announcements? Funding sources Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended to 30 September 2021 with employers required to make contributions from July onwards Self-employment funding similarly extended with the 4th and 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 3 2021

Further funding announced to support the Scottish seafood sector

Categories: COVID-19Food & Drink

To further support fishermen, seafood businesses and ports and harbours that continue to be impacted by the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and the issues surrounding the EU exit, the Scottish Government have announced a new £7.75m funding package. The funding package aims to support the Scottish seafood industry who face ongoing losses due to COVID-19 hospitality more

Jan 29 2021

Can you utilise the temporary closure of your business?

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

As we work through another national lockdown, the leisure industry finds itself once again dealing with the temporary closure of restaurants, bars and hotels. Although there may have been lessons learnt from previous closures, such as how to identify funding and grants available and implementing procedures in regard to reopening, there is continued pressure on more

Jan 22 2021

£7 million Large Self-Catering Grant and the Exclusive Use Grant

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism, Fergus Ewing, has announced details of the support available for larger self-catering properties and B&Bs paying Council Tax. As part of the £104.3 million support package for tourism and hospitality businesses announced in December 2020, the £7 million Large Self-Catering Grant and the Exclusive Use Grant will provide financial more

Jan 19 2021

COVID-19 Insurance – are you covered?

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

The long-awaited judgement by the Supreme Court on the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) business interruption test case was delivered on Friday 15 January 2021, allowing the appeal on behalf of policy holders. This completes the legal process for impacted policies and means that thousands of policyholders will now have their claims for coronavirus-related business interruption losses more

Jan 12 2021

Increased funding support for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

The Scottish Government have announced January top-up grants for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses across Scotland that have had to close due to level 4 restrictions. These one-off grants will be in addition to the grants businesses receive through the Strategic Framework Business Fund (SFBF), which has been open since November. In most cases, if more