Scottish economy secretary Fiona Hyslop, Scottish government coronavirus helpline

Scottish authorities financial system secretary Fiona Hyslop

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The COVID-19 helpline is open Monday to Friday, between eight:30am and 5:30pm.

Primarily based on the current Scottish Enterprise name centre in Clydebank, advisers throughout Scotland will reply questions from small companies associated to COVID-19. The helpline may even assist the Scottish authorities determine the present challenges going through enterprise over coronavirus.

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The enterprise helpline quantity is 0300 303 0660. The helpline will probably be open Monday to Friday eight.30am to five.30pm.

Callers ought to choose possibility one to talk to the COVID-19 workforce.

Nonetheless, the Scottish authorities has but to answer chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement within the Finances that just about half of all small companies in England will probably be exempted from enterprise charges in 2020-21. It is because enterprise charges have been devolved to governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire.

Scottish financial system secretary Fiona Hyslop stated: “We proceed to work intently with our companions to determine what additional assist companies want … I additionally chaired a gathering with representatives from Scotland’s enterprise assist organisations together with the STUC to listen to their considerations and supply reassurance that the Scottish Authorities will do every little thing in our energy to guard the workforce, companies and our financial system.”

Commenting on the enterprise charges vacation for small companies in England, Northern Eire finance minister Conor Murphy stated: “We have to research the element of the proposal earlier than deciding how the Govt can greatest assist small companies right here.”

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Northern Eire could have its personal Finances later this month.

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