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

£100m funds to help business – Applications open for lifeline support schemes.

30th April 2020 A £100 million package of additional grant support for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and newly self-employed people opens for applications later today. The three separate funds will be administered by local authorities and Scotland’s enterprise agencies and will begin to pay out grants in early May. They include a £34

COVID-19: Business Gateway webinars – help and support for your business during coronavirus

6th April 2020 THE Council’s business development team is hosting a series of free Business Gateway webinars throughout April. Over the next few weeks local businesses can sign-up for a variety of helpful webinars such as ‘Funding your business in the short term’, ‘Get the most out of remote working’ to ‘Crisis PR & Managing

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