Budget Update

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

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With regard to that date, the funding that I have announced today is obviously built on the basis of additional financial consequentials that came from the UK Government that were announced only in the first week of November.

I said in my statement that I want to design the schemes with the business organisations that are most impacted. That work has already started; we are halfway through it. The wedding sector is a good example of a sector wherein a group represents its different interests and will ensure that funding goes to those who need it. Some hotels, for example, have already received funding; other businesses will have received funding through other schemes. It is important that the funding goes to the businesses that are most impacted, so we will design the schemes with the businesses themselves.