Friday May 1st 2020
Written by Midlothian View Reporter, Luke Jackson
Details have been published of the business grants awarded to businesses across Scotland.
A total of £5.4m has been awarded in Midlothian through a Scottish Government scheme to support small businesses and the retail, hospitality and leisure sector.
This grant support is worth over £1 billion to business, and is part of the wider business support package worth £2.3 billion. So that funding can be distributed as quickly as possible, eligibility for the grant scheme is linked to the non-domestic rates system.
Local MSP Christine Grahame has welcomed the figures that show that 454 businesses in Midlothian have received Scottish Government grants to support them through the coronavirus crisis.
Ms Grahame, MSP for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, said:
“This is a very difficult time for businesses. This Scottish Government funding is designed to support firms and ensure that our economy is on the best possible footing when we get through this health crisis.
“Our support for business is now worth £2.3 billion, which is more than we have received from the UK Government and actively works to fill the gaps in the UK schemes with tailored support for the Scottish economy.
“I encourage all businesses in Midlothian to ensure they are receiving the support they’re entitled to.”
|Local Authority||Total number of Applications Received*||Total Number of Grants Awarded||Total Value of Grants Awarded (£m)||Percentage of Total Grants awarded|
|Argyll and Bute||2,267||1,717||£19.26||3.66%|
|City of Edinburgh||5,505||3,784||£49.45||9.40%|
|Dumfries and Galloway||2,725||2,110||£23.11||4.39%|
|Na h-Eileanan Siar||639||423||£4.79||0.91%|
|Perth & Kinross||2,835||2,095||£23.77||4.52%|
*For some Local Authorities, the total number of applications represents a best estimate based on currently available information. The number of applications, in some cases, includes more than one application relating to the same property as some applications are rejected and resubmitted applications.Tweet Share on Facebook