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Nightclubs and Soft Play Centres in Scotland first to benefit from COVID-19 Business Contingency Fund

Nightclubs and soft play centres that have been closed by law since March in Scotland will be the first sectors to benefit from the Scottish COVID-19 Business Contingency Fund. The one-off grants will be linked to rateable value and any businesses operating across more than one premises will be able to claim one full grant, […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: 23 October Update – Job Support and Local Lockdown Funding Increased

In his announcement yesterday, the Chancellor outlined the increased support being made available to businesses effected by COVID-19 restrictions. This included bringing more flexibility to the Job Support Scheme, by reducing costs to employers, increasing the funding available to those self-employed and providing grants to businesses that have remained open but who, nevertheless, are experiencing […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: 9 October Update – Don’t Miss Claim Deadline Dates

More details are being released in relation to the measures being introduced as part of the Winter Economy Plan that was announced last month. We would also like to remind you that a number of key dates are approaching for making claims and providing information to HMRC for those who are self-employed and also in […]

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IEE Employer Fund – Edinburgh, East Lothian, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, and West Lothian

Capital City Partnership, is the Integrated Employer Engagement (IEE) lead across the Edinburgh South East Scotland (ESES) City Region Deal. The Partnership has developed a small grants programme to support micro-businesses across the six local authority areas of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, and West Lothian. Applications are invited from micro-businesses that require […]

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COVID-19: 24 September Update – Rishi Sunak announces Winter Economy Plan

We now know that there will not be the usual Autumn Budget.  Instead, Rishi Sunak has outlined the government’s plan, dubbed the Winter Economy Plan, to support businesses and safeguard employment over the next few months. Included in this update is an overview of the key points to note.  No doubt further details will be […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Summary of Finance and Business Measures – last updated 25 November

This article summarises the business support measures the UK and Scottish governments, along with other NGBs and organisations have introduced as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Last updated 25 November: SEISS rules for third grant have been clarified  For each measure we have listed the date of the latest change. Simply click on any […]


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It Can Pay to Go Green

Information as of 18 November 2020 As well as helping to reduce everyone’s carbon footprint, lower energy costs can make a positive difference to many homeowner’s finances and also an organisations’ bottom line. Recent days have seen both the UK and Scottish Governments highlight the funding they are making available to encourage faster energy efficiencies. […]