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There is a year to apply for coronavirus business support says Highland MSP and finance minister Kate Forbes


By Louise Glen

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Kate Forbes MSP has told businesses they have a year to apply for funding
Kate Forbes MSP has told businesses they have a year to apply for funding

Small businesses have been told not to panic in the face of the coronavirus pandemic by MSP Kate Forbes.

The Dingwall-based MSP for for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch has said her email inbox is inundated with people worrying about the short deadline for applications to the non-domestic rate grants scheme for those affected by coronavirus shut downs.

https://twitter.com/KateForbesMSP/status/1244563874994667521

In a tweet, Ms Forbes, who is the Scottish Finance Secretary, said: "A lot of people panicking in my inbox about the deadline for business support grants being tomorrow – it’s not, it’s 31 March 2021, next year."

Government fund closes next March 31.
Government fund closes next March 31.

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