Orkney Islands Council expects to be very busy with a ‘high demand’ for the Scottish Government’s Island Equivalent Payment Fund which will be administered by the OIC.
““This decision was long overdue, but it will be of huge relief to all those businesses across the Highlands and Islands which took out business interruption insurance who have yet to receive a penny.”
The awards are aimed at any businesses with up to 50 employees, including hairdressers, cafes, accountants, solicitors and graphic designers.
“The Ideas Festival inspired me to come up with a way of sharing what countryside rangers do in a format that I hadn’t considered before.”
“We need people who have ambition for the county and can commit time to this group.”
“Over 98% of all businesses in Scotland have less than 50 employees so it is critically important that they can re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.”
The two-hour online meeting is open to all businesses to give a representative viewpoint in its advice to the OIC .
“1st July marked a critical deadline in the process of the UK leaving the EU. Moving from June to July means that the deadline to request an extension to the Brexit transition period has passed.”
“The emotive wording of some responses expressed the pressures people were under to cope with the crisis on a personal and professional level”
There is now a range of funding support for businesses in Orkney and Scotland.