Here you will find all of the SBPA’s briefing on COVID-19 and how to access Government support.
Please click here to find out how to access the various support initiatives from the UK Government.
Please click here to find out information on access to the support initiatives from the Scottish Government.
Coronavirus Job Retention Fund
HMRC will reimburse 80% of furloughed workers wage costs, up to a cap of £2,500 per month. HMRC are working urgently to set up a system for reimbursement. Existing systems are not set up to facilitate payments to employers.
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
This scheme is being delivered through commercial lenders, backed by the British Business Bank.
Non-Domestic Rate Relief for Hospitality Sector
£10,000 and £20,000 Grants
Low paid workers and self-employed
Permission for Pubs and Restaurants to Operate as Takeaways
Many public houses and restaurants do not currently have planning permission to operate as takeaway premises selling food and drink for consumption outside the premises. However, the Scottish Government consider that, as a matter of urgency, planning authorities should not seek to undertake planning enforcement action which would result in unnecessarily restricting public houses and restaurants providing takeaway services on a temporary basis during the current exceptional circumstances. The understanding is that Local Authorities have reacted positively to this.
More information is available here.
Information relating to the businesses outside Scotland is available here.
Emergency Licenses for Brewers to Sell Directly to the Public
Treasury Committee Call for Evidence
Other Support for Businesses