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2,275 WEST LOTHIAN BUSINESSES GET £25.8 MILLION CASH SUPPORT THROUGH CRISIS

2,275 WEST LOTHIAN BUSINESSES GET £25.8 MILLION CASH SUPPORT THROUGH CRISIS

Published date : 09 July, 2020

New figures show that 2,275 businesses in West Lothian have received support from the Scottish Government to support them through the coronavirus crisis. 

 

A total of £25.8 million has been awarded to businesses across West Lothian through a Scottish Government scheme designed to support small businesses and the retail, hospitality and leisure sector.

 

Across Scotland, over 83,000 grants valuing £942 million have been awarded through the Small Business Grant Scheme and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grant Scheme.

 

Commenting, Angela Constance MSP said: 

 

“This pandemic has put real pressure on businesses throughout West Lothian.  

 

“The Scottish Government has provided swift and substantial financial help to support firms and ensure that our economy is on the best possible footing when we get through this unprecedented crisis.

 

"This package of support for businesses is welcome, and will help alleviate the hardship some individuals and businesses in my constituency may be facing. 

 

“I’d continue to encourage any eligible businesses facing economic instability to apply for the support offered by the Scottish Government.”

 

ENDS

 

K newton

Office Manager to Angela Constance MSP 

 

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/

 

COVID Business Support Fund Grant Scheme Statistic

 

 

 

Applications Received and Grants Awarded as at 7th July 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Authority

Total number of Applications Received

Total Number of Grants Awarded

Total Value of Grants Awarded (£m)

Aberdeen City

2,492

2,127

£26.06

Aberdeenshire

4,265

3,667

£41.22

Angus

2,241

1,864

£20.17

Argyll and Bute

3,894

3,256

£34.19

Clackmannanshire

784

625

£6.78

City of Edinburgh

8,913

7,659

£96.44

Dumfries and Galloway

4,646

3,938

£40.95

Dundee City

2,658

2,209

 


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