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Scottish Government: Coronavirus

Question for Scotland Office

UIN 82560, tabled on 28 August 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment his Department has made of the level of additional fiscal support made available to the Scottish Government in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

3 September 2020

We have confronted this virus as one United Kingdom and worked with the devolved administrations every step of the way.

On top of an unprecedented package of UK-wide support for businesses and individuals, totalling £330 billion, we are providing £6.5 billion to help Scotland fight coronavirus. This is including an extra £2.7 billion announced this Summer alone.

We provided an unprecedented upfront guarantee, which will give the Scottish Government the certainty and financial flexibility to plan for the months ahead.

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Scotland Office