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SUPPORT FOR B&Bs in WEST LOTHIAN WELCOMED

SUPPORT FOR B&Bs in WEST LOTHIAN WELCOMED

Published date : 15 February, 2021

Angela Constance MSP has welcomed an announcement by the Scottish Government that B&Bs across West Lothian will be eligible for a lockdown grant.

 

Businesses can receive a £2,000 grant for every 4 weeks they have been in lockdown if they do not pay non-domestic rates but do pay council tax.

 

The grant will be allocated by local councils and business owners are encouraged not to apply, but the local authority will come to them.

 

Commenting, Ms Constance said:

 

“Lockdown restrictions have been incredibly difficult for the tourism industry, especially small B&Bs and this grant from the Scottish Government will be welcome relief for those that have felt the impacts of restrictions.

 

“B&Bs in West Lothian have played their part in suppressing the virus and stopping the spread and they should not suffer as a result of something that was of no fault of their own.

 

“I would encourage all B&Bs owners to take these grants and for local authorities to contact eligible businesses as quickly as possible to ensure funds are in their accounts as soon as possible.”

 

ENDS

 

Notes

 

More info can be found here: https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/service/funding/support-for-bed-and-breakfasts-paying-council-tax-grant

  


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