New partnership aims to unlock North Ayrshire’s coastal potential

18th June 2020 A major new partnership aims to unleash the economic potential of North Ayrshire’s stunning coastline. North Ayrshire Council and Crown Estate Scotland are joining forces to identify opportunities for regeneration and investment in the area. A formal Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the two organisations, marking the beginning of a

COVID-19: B&B Hardship fund

Update 6th July 2020 Please note this fund will close to applications on Friday 10th July at 5pm. 15th June 2020 B&B owners among latest to be supported in latest Hardship fund A new fund has been launched today to reach out to even more businesses affected by the Coronavirus. The B&B Hardship Fund will

Booth Welsh 3D-print PPE for NHS

June 2020 Booth Welsh is an engineering technology services business, based in Irvine. The company work across a range of sectors including Oil & Gas and Life & Chemical Sciences, providing a full suite of capabilities to major blue-chip clients across the globe. Booth Welsh is part of the wider Clough group and celebrated their

COVID-19: Sector guidance

28th May 2020 The Scottish Government has begun releasing sectoral guidance for returning to work. Construction Guidance on construction sites and associated works that can continue under specific conditions. Manufacturing Guidance including procedures to plan for and maintain a safe place for all. Retail Guidance including staff and customer safety procedures and an operations checklist.

Self-employed invited to get ready to make their claims for coronavirus (COVID-19) support

4th May 2020 From: HM Revenue & Customs HMRC will begin contacting customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). From Monday 4 May, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will begin contacting customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Those who are eligible will be

Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund

Update 6th July 2020 This fund will close to applications on Friday 10th July at 5pm. 30th April 2020 The Newly Self Employed Hardship Fund is a new support mechanism, funded by the Scottish Government, designed and administered by Scottish Local Authorities, to support the newly self employed who are not covered by already announced