Following the announcement that one-off grants of up to £50k (plus grants of up to 75% on subsequent properties) will be available to nightclubs and soft play businesses in Scotland, UKHospitality Executive Director for Scotland has made comment.
Willie Macleod said, “This is incredibly positive support for two elements of hospitality that had been neglected.
“These businesses have been closed since the very start of the crisis and they have been looking ahead without much reassurance or idea of when they might start trading again. This financial boost will be a lifeline, keeping businesses and jobs secure.”
UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls added, “This is a pragmatic and very positive manoeuvre from the Scottish Government and it is good to see some creative thought going into supporting businesses. We hope Westminster follows suit and provides similar support.”