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Coronavirus guidance and support for businesses in Scotland

07 May 2021

The following has been circulated by the Scottish Government:

Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Claim for some of your employee’s wages if you have put them on furlough or flexible furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Claims for furlough days in April 2021 must be made by 14 May 2021 (updated 6 May 2021).


Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

If you are in a red list country and wish to apply for a visitor in transit or direct airside transit visa (DATV), your application can now be processed.  The pause on issuing transit visas has been lifted (updated 5 May 2021).


Supporting Scottish Businesses towards a brighter future

If you are running a business or thinking of starting one or switching to self-employment, you may be feeling in the dark about what to do next. Business Gateway and it’s DigitalBoost programme can help you with a wide range of free support that includes experienced advisers, specialist digital consultants, webinars to up-skill, market research and online tools and resources.