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Dec 17 2021

Further funding for hospitality and leisure businesses

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

Following the latest Public Health Scotland (PHS) advice to postpone work Christmas parties and limit the amount of social contact with other households, many hospitality businesses have seen countless numbers of cancellations at one of their busiest times of the year. To offer financial support to those affected, the Scottish Government has announced an update on the support more

Dec 14 2021

Changes to NDR revaluations

Categories: Leisure

In response to concerns with the non-domestic rates (NDR) system in Scotland, the First Minister established an independent review group (the Barclay Review) in 2016 to consider how the rates system could better support business growth and long-term investment, and reflect changing market places. As a result of this review, the Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Act more

Nov 16 2021

How can your food & drink businesses focus on sustainability?

Categories: Food & Drink

We attended Brodie’s Food and Drink Virtual Conference today and it was interesting to hear the speakers, along with everyone else following COP26, discussing sustainability in food & drink businesses. While there were many issues highlighted, the main one to consider is what can you do to appeal to this additional part of the market. more

Nov 12 2021

Should I incorporate my furnished holiday let business?

Categories: Corporate FinanceLeisure

Furnished holiday lets (FHLs) can provide a valuable source of income and can help diversify existing business activities. With the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in a substantial increase in “staycations”, FHL and short term let businesses should revaluate their business structure to ensure they are positioned as efficiently as possible to capitalise on the growing market. FHLs more

Oct 1 2021

Business Ventilation Fund

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

Update: Applications will open the week beginning 22 November 2021. Eligible businesses will be able to claim back costs to improve ventilation of up to £2,500.   The Scottish Government has announced a new £25 million Business Ventilation Fund that will help businesses improve ventilation and air quality on their premises where people come into close proximity, such as more

Jul 7 2021

The Tourism Leadership & Recovery Fund

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

Earlier this year, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a new £25 million tourism recovery programme to support the sector’s recovery from the pandemic. Developed by the Scottish Tourism Emergency Response Group (STERG), in collaboration with members of the Tourism Task Force, the first fund to be launched is the Tourism Leadership & Recovery Fund. The Tourism Leadership more

Jul 2 2021

Is now the time to refinance?

Categories: Food & DrinkLeisure

The Bank of England base rate is at a historic low of 0.1% making debt as cheap as it has ever been, so the time might be right to review existing debt facilities. With lockdown restrictions continuing to ease, cash will be required to help get businesses back to pre-covid levels and therefore an opportunity more