Budget Update

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 9th December 2020.

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Photo of Willie Rennie Willie Rennie Liberal Democrat

We have worked constructively with the finance secretary on additional support for businesses, and I am glad that she has listened to many of the specific pleas, including on travel agencies and self-catering, and also regarding taxi companies. What is not so clear is the real value of that support per business. I know that the cabinet secretary will probably not go into the fine detail, but could we have a rough estimate of how much each business could expect to receive? Given that many businesses are already on their knees, can she guarantee or give some kind of commitment that the money will get out the door pretty quickly?