December and January Business Support Top Up - Hospitality

Support provided by Scottish Government

What does this involve?

The December and January Business Support Top Up – Hospitality will provide a one-off payment to support businesses affected by latest COVID public health advice in December 2021. Eligible hospitality businesses that previously received support through the Strategic Framework Business Fund will be contacted directly by their local authority.

The one-off payment is at the rate of:

  • £4,500 for premises which have a rateable value of up to and including £51,000
  • £6,800 for premises which have a rateable value of £51,001 or more

Am I eligible?

This fund will provide support to businesses in the hospitality sector which lost bookings during the festive trading period, if they are registered as one of the following:

  • public houses
  • restaurants and cafes
  • other licensed premises classed as hospitality
  • nightclubs
  • hotels with bars and restaurants

If you are a business in any of the eligible sectors above but did not previously receive funding, or are a new business registered after 3 November 2020, you will need to complete an application form. This is available on the Scottish Government website.

If you have questions regarding the application form, or experience technical difficulties, contact covidbusinesssupport@gov.scot for further information.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

This fund is to support Scottish hospitality businesses which have lost bookings during the festive trading period.

How long does this take?

Payments will be made as soon as possible in January.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Government website for more information.

If you have read all the information and guidance provided and still have questions, please email covidbusinesssupport@gov.scot

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