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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-35639
Asked by: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party
Date lodged: 1 March 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will extend the eligibility criteria for the Strategic Framework Business Fund to include non-ratepaying businesses across a wider range of circumstances than current criteria allow for.

Current status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 9 March 2021


Answer

There are no plans to change the eligibility criteria for the Strategic Framework Business Fund. The £120m local authority discretionary fund empowers local authorities to direct funding to specific groups or sectors within their local economies and an important principle of this fund is to support businesses that have not received other forms of direct financial support from the Scottish Government since.