Self Catering Providers Now Permitted to Apply

Welcome news today if you are a self catering provider.

Today’s update on supporting businesses:

The Scottish Government has revised the eligibility criteria for the Business Support Grants. Self-catering accommodation and caravans are now eligible for both the one-off £10,000 grant for small businesses and the one-off £25,000 grant for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors where this is the primary source of earned income and the property is let for 140 days or more.

  • The Council website will be updated when the new guidance and updated application form are issued – expected today. An FAQ will be added to help address common enquirieS
  • As of this morning, 1200 applications have been received

COVID Job Retention scheme update- the government will now cover the employer national insurance and minimum auto-enrollment pension scheme contributions employers pay on the wages they must pay their furloughed staff – on top of the wages covered under the scheme. further-details-of-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-announced

The Coronavirus Caring for People Helpline Service is live. Businesses can access support via Option 2.
Economic assistance confirmed.