A new COVID business support fund known as the Strategic Business Hardship Fund has been set up to replace the Business Closure Fund.

Eligible businesses will be those who that have had to close by law or those that have had to modify their operations, such as restricting their opening and  closing times, due to the tier they have been placed into.

A full list of eligible businesses and the tiers can be found on the Scottish Government website as well as a link to the local authority to apply for the grant.
More details can be found here :  November 2020 Strategic Business Hardship Fund

The grants will be paid every 4 weeks with the earliest claim date being the 2nd November 2020, the Council will make payments no later than 4 weeks in arrears.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch with your usual Drummond Laurie contact. If you don’t have a direct contact please call 01324 441250 or email adviser@drummond laurie.co.uk