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Business: Scotland

Question for Scotland Office

UIN 903978, tabled on 1 July 2020

What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the economic support available for Scottish businesses during the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

1 July 2020

My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland is in regular contact with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and all members of the Cabinet to discuss how best the UK Government can support Scottish businesses during the Covid-19 crisis.

As well as an additional £3.8 billion in funding for the Scottish Government through the Barnett Formula, the furlough and self-employed support schemes have saved more than three quarters of a million jobs in Scotland.

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