15th October 2020

Following the statement by the First Minister earlier today to Parliament where she outlined details on how and when businesses can access support from the new COVID-19 Restrictions Fund, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said:

“As always, speed and cash out the door is critical if we are to have any chance of saving jobs. It will have been 10 days from when we were forced to close and send our employees home that this support will be available.

“To be clear, business environments are safe places. They should be allowed to trade while protecting staff and customers. If further restrictions are imposed then government must ensure that financial support is in place immediately and at the right level.

“Further details of how to apply for these funds have now been published and we urge those businesses who have been affected to apply as soon as application processes are open for the new funds.”

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