Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 22nd December 2020.

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The First Minister:

As I said in my statement and as I think I have said since then in response to questions, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance is urgently looking at what more we can do. Significant financial support is already available; I encourage all affected businesses to apply for it. The details are available on local government websites and, I believe, on the Scottish Government’s website. We recognise that businesses will need more help, given the implications of what we are now dealing with, and are likely to be dealing with into the new year. The finance secretary will report back on that once she has completed the assessment.