Rural Economy and Tourism (Financial Support)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 16th December 2020.

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Photo of Colin Smyth Colin Smyth Labour

On the subject of advocating on behalf of sectors, the point about the timescale is really important. It is now several weeks since the Government announced expansions to the discretionary funds that local authorities hold and, last week, we had the welcome announcement of support for coach firms, for example. However, businesses are really struggling at the moment, so I would like to know exactly when funds will begin to arrive for them.