Coronavirus advice for businesses in Scotland

Coronavirus funds

Applications are now open for three new grants for businesses impacted by coronavirus:

We apologise for the early technical issues people have experienced in submitting applications to the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund and the Creative, Tourism and Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund. Please don’t worry if it’s taken you longer to apply and submit your application. To ensure that nobody is disadvantaged, the assessment of applications will not start before Monday 4 May. This means that all applications received before then will be treated equally. 


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Sources of finance

Information for businesses, the third sector and the self-employed.

Business rates and tax

Support and advice on business tax, rates and accounts.

Support by industry sector

All sectors in Scotland are experiencing the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak, some more than others. 

Business continuity

Find important checklists explaining the steps you should be taking to prepare for potential disruption.

Business insurance

Information about the impact of the coronavirus on business insurance.

How you can help

Find out how you and your business can support the coronavirus effort.

Protecting your workforce

Guidance on employment, key workers, furloughed workers, including sick leave and pay entitlements.

Personal and public health

Help and advice for individuals, care workers, employers and businesses.

Travel disruptions

Guidance for British travelling and living overseas on how to stay safe and healthy.

Government action

Government plans to tackle the outbreak and measures in place to support businesses.


Webinars and tutorials about the impact of the coronavirus and general business development advice. 

Learning online

A list of online learning events including how to build your business online.  

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