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Scotland Office written question – answered on 1st July 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Griffith Andrew Griffith Conservative, Arundel and South Downs

What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the economic support available for Scottish businesses during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Iain Stewart Iain Stewart The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland is in regular contact with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and all members of the Cabinet to discuss how best the UK Government can support Scottish businesses during the Covid-19 crisis.

As well as an additional £3.8 billion in funding for the Scottish Government through the Barnett Formula, the furlough and self-employed support schemes have saved more than three quarters of a million jobs in Scotland.

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