17th July 2020

Responding to the £100 million package of further employment support, as outlined by Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop MSP today, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

“This is a very welcome move by the Scottish Government and comes at a critical time as Scotland comes out of lockdown and we build the economy back up.

“The Scottish Chamber Network has consistently called for such measures such as a job guarantee for young people and a new national retraining scheme and we are pleased to see this come into fruition. This intervention will help to protect jobs, particularly as support schemes such as the jobs retention scheme taper off in the coming months.

“We will play an active role in working with the Scottish Government in partnership to ensure this support is targeted and works for both employers and employees alike.’’

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