COVID 19: CASH TO HELP- STRUGGLING BUSINESSES DURING LOCKDOWN

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:

Image may contain: text that says "RIVER HOUSE STIRLING CAWLEY HOTELS & RESTAURANTS DUCK BAY LOCH LOMOND LOCHHOUSE HOUSE LOCHWINNOCH COAST LANGBANK BOARDWALK ALKIRK IRK HOUSE OF DARRACH GARTOCHARN JULY- DECEMBER 2020 6 RESTAURANTS 102,815 CUSTOMERS 0 RECORDED CASES #WHYHOSPITALITY? NHS SCOTLAND TEST& PROTECT"

Duck Bay Hotel, Restaurant & Luxury Cottages

29 December 2020 at 17:00 

Since July, We’ve recorded 102,815 customers through our doors and have had not one single recorded case through Track & Trace.
We have put in place:
– Rigorous hygiene sanitising procedures
– Staff Training
– Reduced capacity & staffing levels to meet Social Distancing guidelines
– Venue deep cleans & industrial sanitation
– Refusal of entry without Masks
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We have done everything we have been asked & more, spent thousands of pounds on new systems & equipment. We have successfully protected our staff & customers. Yet Hospitality is still the problem?

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