7,659 EDINBURGH BUSINESSES GET £96.4M CASH SUPPORT THROUGH CRISIS

New figures show that 7,659 businesses in the Capital have received support from the Scottish Government to support them through the coronavirus crisis.

A total of £96.4m has been awarded to businesses in Edinburgh through a Scottish Government scheme designed to support small businesses and the retail, hospitality and leisure sector.

Across Scotland, over 83,000 grants valuing £942 million have been awarded through the Small Business Grant Scheme and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grant Scheme.

Commenting, SNP MSP Ash Denham said:

“This pandemic has put real pressure on businesses in my Edinburgh Eastern constituency and across Scotland.

“The SNP Government has provided swift and substantial financial help to support firms and ensure that our economy is on the best possible footing when we get through this unprecedented crisis.

“This package of support for businesses is welcome, and will help alleviate the hardship some individuals and businesses in Edinburgh may be facing.

“I’d continue to encourage any eligible businesses facing economic instability to apply for the support offered by the Scottish Government.”

ENDS

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