Funeral Industry News
[Updated: 01/05/2020] Scottish Government £2.3 Billion Support Package
The Scottish Government is going to great lengths to support businesses and is offering a package of support worth £2.3 billion for businesses, which will commit in full all the consequentials we have received from the UK Government for business support measures. Every penny the Scottish Government receives from the UK Government for this purpose is going directly to support businesses.
This package includes targeted 100% rates relief, including for funeral directors in 2020-21. The guidance for rates relief is available here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/local-government-finance-circular-6-2020-non-domestic-rates-relief-for-2020-2021/
Funeral directors in receipt of Small Business Bonus Scheme relief may be eligible for a £10,000 one-off grant. The Grant Funding Guidance is available here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/local-government-finance-circular-5-2020-covid-19-grant-funding-schemes/
[Update: 05/01/2020] Guidance available for all businesses can be reviewed here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-businesses/pages/overview/