£35m to support businesses
New figures show that 3220 businesses in the Perth and Kinross Council area have received support from the Scottish Government to support them through the coronavirus crisis.
Over £35 million has been awarded to businesses in the region through a Scottish Government scheme designed to support small businesses and the retail, hospitality and leisure sector.
Roseanna Cunningham MSP, member of the Scottish Parliament for the Perthshire South and Kinross-shire, said: “This pandemic has put real pressure on businesses in my Perthshire South and Kinross-shire constituency, as it has 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 may be facing and I would continue to encourage any eligible businesses facing economic instability to apply for the support offered by the Scottish Government.”