Further Support for Businesses

The Scottish Government has today unveiled a new package of financial support for certain businesses affected by covid.

Taxi drivers, hairdressers and businesses within the wedding sector in Scotland would benefit from the £185m financial aid package, designed for those “who need it most”.

For many months, taxi drivers are amongst several businesses who have not had much assistance through the pandemic. This is about to change with the arrival of a £19m fund designed to help, the government insisting they haven’t been forgotten. £15m has also been put aside for close contact services like hairdressers. Amongst this latest package is:

  • £15m for the wedding sector and its supply chain
  • £15m one-off grants for close contact services such as hairdressers
  • £19m grants for taxi drivers
  • £5m for travel agents
  • £1.5m for visitor attractions

More detail is to be announced in the coming days, with applications for the new grant schemes to open in January.

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