by Countryside Alliance

Advice and support from the Scottish Government for businesses across Scotland during COVID-19

Information for businesses: Helpline providing businesses across Scotland with advice and guidance on COVID-19. Open Monday to Friday between 8:30am to 5:30pm - tel: 0300 303 0660

Details for new measures for pubs and restaurants to operate as takeaways were released after a letter was issues by the Chief Planner on the relaxation of enforcement during the current outbreak of coronavirus where pubic houses and restaurants offer a takeaway service.

Business rates

To help owners of non-domestic properties, including businesses, deal with the impact of coronavirus, the Scottish Government has made changes to non-domestic rates (business rates) for 2020-21.

The Scottish Government has introduced extra rates reliefs (discounts). It has also introduced a one-off grant for some businesses.

These reliefs will be available to non-domestic properties from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

It will be possible to apply for the grants from 24 March 2020 and they will be available to 31 March 2021.

Potential claimants can find the appropriate information here.

Alternatively there is the Small Business Bonus Scheme or the Rural Reliefe Scheme



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