Kate Forbes accused of betraying small tourism and hospitality businesses as Petition to save Scottish businesses gets more than 4,100 signatures and counting!
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Small businesses should find it easier to access the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) following a further intervention by Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
There will be no festivals this summer in Edinburgh following the announcement that The Edinburgh Fringe and the Edinburgh International Festival have been cancelled alongside the Military Tattoo, Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Edinburgh Arts Festival.
The news that employees would be eligible for 80% of their wages under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, meant a sigh of relief for workers around the country. However, business owners are still trying to work out what it means, as are their advisors.
Coronavirus: Hoteliers beg Government to step in before mass layoffs cause social and economic disaster
Major hotel operators have warned that a hospitality meltdown is in sight as they plan for mass redundancies and hotel closures by the end of March.
Scottish Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has announced a £320m rescue package to support business through the Covid-19 outbreak.
Three leading hospitality industry figures have been appointed as board trustees to inform the future progress of HIT Scotland, the charity providing inspirational learning and development opportunities for emerging talent in the Scottish hospitality sector.
Quarters one and two of 2021 could be memorable for hoteliers for all the wrong reasons. The spectre of a tourist tax becoming a reality at the start of next year may very well coincide with another Scottish government backed initiative, a Scotland-only Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) which is likely going to impact on your cash flow.
Fergus Ewing MSP, the newly-appointed Tourism Secretary, revealed he was not going to be shaking hands – as he opened a Scottish Food and Drinks Showcase in Glasgow.
It was just another June day for Claire Buchan, Senior Bookings and Reservations Assistant at Trump International, Scotland in Aberdeenshire until she got wind of a possible career-changing secondment to Trump National Doral Miami that would eventually take her across the Atlantic before 2019 was out.