Scottish government to provide funding for businesses in level-three areas

Businesses in level-three areas such as Shetland will be able to access more funding as a result of the Covid-related impact.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Tuesday (12th January) that “approximately £3 million” of funding would be handed to local authorities in level-three areas.

Businesses in these areas were being “just as badly affected” as those under lockdown, she said – especially those in the “hospitality, retail and leisure” sectors.

Ms Sturgeon said that the impact on these businesses had been “quite severe”, and the financial support would be “vital”.


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