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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 26 2021

How remuneration planning can help your construction company

Categories: Property & Construction

In light of the COVID pandemic, construction companies have seen a significant reduction in profits and cashflow. To support the continuation of the business, some business owners have had to pay in some of their own money and/or take out less income. Our EQ Property & Construction specialists work together with our clients in order 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 13 2021

Nurseries funding support for outdoor play and learning

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

On 22 December 2020, the Scottish Government announced a new £1m Outdoor Clothing Fund, aimed at providers of funded early learning and childcare. Guidance advises nurseries and other Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings to maximise the time that children spend outdoors to reduce the risks of COVID-19 transmission. It is also known that outdoor 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

Dec 22 2020

£104.3 million support package for tourism and hospitality businesses

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

A part of the £185 million package previously announced by Finance Secretary Kate Forbes, tourism and hospitality businesses across Scotland are to benefit from a £104.3 million package of support in the New Year. With mainland Scotland moving to level 4 and the Scottish islands moving to level 3 from Boxing Day, businesses that are required more