The Scottish government says it is “surprised and disappointed” that a £4.6bn UK support scheme to help firms in lockdown has no new money for Scotland.
On Tuesday the chancellor revealed a funding package to help businesses forced to close as a result of the new restrictions.
It includes one-off grants of up to £9,000 for retail and hospitality firms, depending on their size. Scotland was initially expected to get £375m under the scheme.
However, it said it later learned the funding was part of cash already guaranteed by the UK government to the devolved administrations under the Barnett Formula, which is expected to total £8.6bn for Scotland in this financial year.
The SNP government have left businesses far from happy in relation to the way they have been treated during the pandemic.
The following advertisement placed by Alan Cawley of Cawley Hotels, which includes Duck Bay Marina, Loch Lomond, is an example of the way they feel: