MORE than 79,000 companies in Scotland have benefited from particular loans designed to assist them by means of the pandemic, based on the UK Authorities.
At the very least 76,000 loans price greater than £2.1 billion have been supplied underneath the “bounce again” lending scheme, based on the Treasury.
An extra 3300 loans price £758 million have been supplied underneath a enterprise interruption scheme, whereas loans designed to assist self-employed persons are stated to have benefitted 126,000 individuals.
The Treasury stated the retail and development sectors have had the most important take-up of the schemes.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak stated: “Our assist for companies and staff has supplied a lifeline to employers up and down the nation, supporting individuals to remain in jobs and defending livelihoods.
“We are going to construct on this as we transfer to the following stage of our restoration by means of the Winter Financial system Plan, which is able to proceed to guard jobs and assist companies by means of the months forward.
Scottish Secretary Alistair Jack stated: “The UK Authorities is doing all it may possibly to cease the unfold of coronavirus and to assist Scotland’s financial system by means of these turbulent instances.
“Offering greater than £2.9 billion in loans to 79,000 Scottish companies is a key a part of this.
“We’re additionally supporting practically half one million individuals in Scotland by means of our job schemes and have dedicated an additional £9 billion to assist employers preserve staff on.”