9th December 2020
Responding to the Scottish budget update announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance Kate Forbes MSP today, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:
“A further £185million to support the hardest hit businesses in Scotland is welcome but will be cold comfort to many businesses who have so little cash left they have only weeks to survive. We are not convinced that the urgency of the need to pay our rent and other costs are fully understood.
“For many, January will be too late to save business owners, their families and their employees from economic ruin. This should be the top priority for all organisations who are going to be involved in supporting businesses.’’