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Economy - Amendment

  • Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 08 December 2020
  • Motion reference: S5M-23622.3
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, 09 December 2020

As an amendment to motion S5M-23622 in the name of Maurice Golden (Economy), leave out from "too many businesses" to end and insert "many businesses affected by the pandemic restrictions have been able to access Scottish Government support grants totalling more than £2.3 billion, including the Strategic Framework Business Fund, and welcomes the additional financial support that will be made available through the £15 million second phase of the Newly Self-employed Hardship Fund and the £30 million Local Authority Discretionary Fund; welcomes the use of Barnett consequentials to provide this support for businesses and jobs, alongside other forms of support from the UK Government such as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme; recognises that the Scottish Government will continue to review and refine the COVID grant offer, within available resources, with a view to ensuring that businesses can access the support that they need over the winter and notes that the Cabinet Secretary for Finance will set out how additional funding will support businesses and their employees; welcomes the repayment of rates relief by supermarkets and calls for other businesses who can do so to follow this example and for this resource to be allocated to the devolved governments to enable the provision of further support for businesses and their workforces; understands the need for workers to be supported through the current period and commends the Coronavirus (COVID-19): fair work statement, which has been jointly endorsed by the Scottish Government, STUC, COSLA, SCVO, IoD Scotland and SCDI to employers; recognises that the Scottish Government will only be able to deliver the certainty sought by Scottish businesses in terms of extending rates relief for hospitality, leisure and retail businesses into 2021-22 with consequential funding from an equivalent investment by the UK Government due to the lack of fiscal powers and flexibilities devolved to the Scottish Parliament, and endorses the Finance and Constitution Committee’s unanimously-agreed pre-budget scrutiny report, which recommends that the Treasury should consider providing the devolved governments with greater access to borrowing in emergency situations, such as the current crisis, to allow them to tailor their own spend and policy response to the pandemic and economic recovery."


Vote

Result 71 for, 31 against, 22 abstained, 5 did not vote Vote Passed

Scottish National Party

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Scottish Labour

Scottish Green Party

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Independent

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Related motion

Motion ref. S5M-23622

Economy

Submitted by: Maurice Golden, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Monday, December 7, 2020

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Result 94 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 7 did not vote Vote Passed


Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S5M-23622.1

Economy - Amendment - Amendment

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date lodged: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, December 9, 2020


Motion ref. S5M-23622.2

Economy - Amendment - Amendment

Submitted by: Alex Rowley, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, December 9, 2020