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Financial Support for the Self-Catering Sector

The ASSC has, this morning, received a response to our letter dated 22nd October, from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Kate Forbes, MSP.

In it, she notes that the single-household rule within self-catering accommodation, to prevent spread of the virus between households by mixing in indoor spaces, has imposed particularly challenging trading conditions for owners of large self-catering properties.

“Businesses, such as self-catering which are still able to operate but have reduced custom due to restrictions on households meeting indoors and / or travel restrictions due to the tier system, would not qualify for the business support grants. This is because eligibility (depending on rateable value) is targeted at businesses required to close by law or at businesses that remain open but are required by the regulations to modify their operations.

Self-catering businesses, that are in Level 1&2 or Level 3, with reduced visitor numbers due to the travel / gatherings restrictions are not eligible for Business Restrictions Fund support.”

Read the full letter: Letter from Kate Forbes 7th December

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