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WEST LOTHIAN BUSINESSES GET £16.13M CASH SUPPORT THROUGH CRISIS

WEST LOTHIAN BUSINESSES GET £16.13M CASH SUPPORT THROUGH CRISIS

Published date : 30 April, 2020

ngela Constance MSP has welcomed new figures showing that 1,416 businesses in West Lothian have received Scottish Government grants to support firms through the coronavirus crisis.

A total of £16.13m has been awarded in West Lothian through a Scottish Government scheme to support small businesses and the retail, hospitality and leisure sector.

This grant support is worth over £1 billion to business, and is part of the wider business support package worth £2.3 billion.

So that funding can be distributed as quickly as possible, eligibility for the grant scheme is linked to the non-domestic rates system.

Commenting, Ms Constance said:

“This is a very difficult time for businesses.

“This Scottish Government funding is designed to support firms and ensure that our economy is on the best possible footing when we get through this health crisis.

“Our support for business is now worth £2.3 billion, which is more than we have received from the UK Government and actively works to fill the gaps in the UK schemes with tailored support for the Scottish economy.

“I encourage all businesses in West Lothian to ensure they are receiving the support they’re entitled to.”

ENDS

 

 

Notes:

A £10,000 grant is available to non-domestic ratepayers with properties in receipt of:

  • Small Business Bonus Scheme relief (SBSS) or Rural Relief
  • Nursery Relief, Disabled Relief, Business Growth Accelerator, Discretionary Sports Relief, Enterprise Areas Relief or Fresh Start but eligible for SBSS

A £25,000 grant is available to the ratepayers of properties in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors with property with a rateable value between £18,001 - £51,000.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-business-support-fund-grant-statistics/

 

 

Local Authority

Total Number of Grants Awarded

Total Value of Grants Awarded (£m)

Aberdeen City

1,051

£13.23

Aberdeenshire

2,314

£26.91

Angus

1,023

£11.12

Argyll and Bute

1,717

£19.26

Clackmannanshire 

448

£4.95

City of Edinburgh

3,784

£49.45

Dumfries and Galloway

2,110

£23.11

Dundee City

1,426

£16.18

East Ayrshire

1,190

£13.31

East Dunbartonshire

630

£7.02

East Lothian 

915

£10.80

East Renfrewshire

475

£5.65

Falkirk

1,352

£15.40

Fife 

2,051

£23.83

Glasgow City 

3,217

£39.70

Highland 

2,793

£32.12

Inverclyde 

438

£4.92

Midlothian 

454

£5.40

Moray

958

£10.62

Na h-Eileanan Siar 

423

£4.79

North Ayrshire 

1,246

£13.87

North Lanarkshire

2,144

£23.47

Orkney Islands 

385

£4.42

Perth & Kinross

2,095

£23.77

Renfrewshire 

1,498

£17.23

Scottish Borders 

1,712

£18.77

Shetland Islands 

364

£4.30

South Ayrshire 

1,232

£14.44

South Lanarkshire

2,357

£26.68

Stirling 

1,355

£16.18

West Dunbartonshire

814

£9.31

West Lothian

1,416

£16.13

Total

45,387

£526.26

 

 

     


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