Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 4th January 2021.

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The First Minister:

There is already support for businesses that are not legally required to close but whose trading is restricted or impaired because of the current situation. In addition, there is local authority discretionary funding. However, as is the case for any aspect where we think that categories of businesses are falling through the cracks of the support schemes, we will always be prepared to look at particular cases to see what more might be done.