Dundee City Council have updated their discretionary Business Support Scheme which will initially offer a one-off payment of £2000 per business.
Thanks to the hard work of the DCBN and our members, the letters, phone calls and publicity that has been generated, Dundee have included this:
*businesses that supply goods or services to those who have been closed or restricted (eg home-based B2B businesses (caterers; events/conference organisers, bands, DJs, photographers etc.) CLEANING BUSINESSES; tradespeople; facilities management businesses, food/drink suppliers, AV companies);
* businesses who do not have business premises and are therefore ineligible for grants attached to the rates system.
This is a massive achievement to get recognised for this discretionary funding and we now need all our Scottish members to write to their local MSPs and Councillors to get this rolled out to every local council.