Budget Update

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

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Photo of Kate Forbes Kate Forbes Scottish National Party

There are several deadlines for the cash that has been promised today, because there are various schemes. As I said, some schemes have opened in December—the wholesaler scheme, for example, opened last Friday—and others, including the grants for showpeople, will also open earlier. Our intention is to get the money out as quickly as possible. Obviously, the recurring grants will continue to be paid every four weeks to businesses that are in need, for as long as the businesses need them.