Mainland Scotland is currently subject to tier 4 COVID-19 restrictions. Similarly to last year’s support package, businesses will be eligible to place employees on furlough until the 30th of April 2021. The government will pay 80% of employees’ normal pay for hours not worked up to £2,500 per month.
Hospitality, retail and leisure businesses in Scotland will now be eligible to claim a one-off grant in addition to the support available through the Strategic Business Framework Fund.
Larger hospitality businesses are eligible to claim up to £25,000 with smaller hospitality businesses eligible to claim up to £6,000. Larger retail and leisure businesses will be eligible to claim up to £9,000 with smaller retail and leisure businesses eligible to claim up to £6,000.
To check if your business is eligible to claim grant funding through the Strategic Business Framework Fund, please click here. The MMG team is here to support you with grant claims and can help you understand what support is available for your business. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.