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Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for large self catering and exclusive use properties

Published: 15 Feb 2021
Last updated: 24 Feb 2021 - see all updates

Information for local authorities on business support for large self catering and exclusive use properties.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for large self catering and exclusive use properties
Background

Background

As part of the ongoing support for businesses, the Scottish Government has introduced a new package of sector specific support to help businesses closed or impacted by current protective measures. 

This guidance relates to delivery arrangements for grant payments to support:

  • large self-catering properties
  • exclusive use properties that provide accommodation

These were announced on 21 January 2021 by the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism, following engagement with key sectors within Scotland’s tourist accommodation sector.

These additional funds do not impact on eligibility for, or any payments made, under the Strategic Framework Business Fund (SFBF). 

It should be noted that holiday accommodation providers, including self-catering properties, exclusive use properties, B&Bs and other accommodation types required to close under The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Regulations 2020, and liable for Non Domestic Rates are already eligible for grants under the Strategic Framework Business Fund, and should apply to their local authority to get this. Eligibility for the Strategic Framework business fund is based from The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Regulations 2020, and only business premises that are specified here to close or modify operations are eligible.  These additional funds do not impact on eligibility for, or any payments made, under the SFBF. 

Certain types of self-catering and exclusive use accommodation, and B&Bs paying council tax, are to receive additional tailored grant support, because of the unique impact of the pandemic restrictions on them (Large Self-Catering and Exclusive use)  or their particular circumstances  (B&Bs which pay council tax).

For self-catering and exclusive use there is one-off additional support with a total estimated valued of £7 million comprising:

Business are asked not to contact their local authority about the Large Self-Catering and Exclusive Use Grant at this point. Local authorities will identify and invite eligible businesses to register for payment from 15 February 2021. There is no need to apply.

First published: 15 Feb 2021 Last updated: 24 Feb 2021 -