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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

Jul 8 2020

Overview of announcements in the Summer Economic Statement

Categories: COVID-19LeisureTaxation

Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, delivered his Summer Economic Statement earlier today which was focused on economic recovery following the impact of coronavirus. He began by explaining that this second phase will be a £30bn “plan for jobs”, covering three key areas – Support to find jobs, Create jobs and Protect jobs. Please note that whilst most more

Jun 29 2020

Our guide to help leisure businesses out of lockdown

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

On 24 June, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that pubs, beer gardens, restaurants and other leisure businesses can open in July, with detailed guidance being provided. As members of various leisure associations including ASSC, BH&HPA and Scotland Food & Drink, we have been supporting our leisure sector clients and other members of these associations to make sure they are more

Jun 16 2020

The Bed & Breakfast Hardship Fund now open for applications

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

The Scottish Government’s new hardship fund launched today to help Bed & Breakfast and Small Serviced Accommodation Providers affected by COVID-19, that do not have business bank accounts. The Bed & Breakfast Hardship Fund is designed to help those who have not been able to access support through other schemes, offering successful applicants a one-off payment more

Jun 12 2020

Welcomed announcement for tourism businesses

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy & Tourism, Fergus Ewing confirmed that tourism businesses should prepare for a provisional return to trading on 15 July, however this is conditional on moving to the third phase of the Scottish Government route map for easing lockdown restrictions. A new Scottish Recovery Tourism Taskforce will assist with the ongoing reset 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

Apr 17 2020

Scottish Seafood Business Resilience Fund

Categories: COVID-19Food & Drink

The Scottish Government have set up a specific £10m fund to help seafood and shellfish businesses affected by COVID-19. The seafood sector has been particularly impacted by the ongoing pandemic given its reliance on exports and the collapse of the domestic food service market resulting in many seafood processors encountering severe hardship. The grant is more