“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.”
Uncertainty and Risk As the Heritage Sector Reflects on the #Covid19 Pandemic
“The emotive wording of some responses expressed the pressures people were under to cope with the crisis on a personal and professional level”
Business Support in Orkney
There is now a range of funding support for businesses in Orkney and Scotland.
Social Distancing Measures And Exceptions to Travel in Scotland – Updated Guidance #Covid19
“In order to reduce the spread of infection and protect those exercising, travel outside of the home should be limited, as close to your local area as possible, and you should remain at least 2 metres apart from anyone who is not a member of your household or a carer at all times.”
Find Business Support in Scotland
From funding, training and advice to exploring new markets and fresh ways of working.
Support for Business in Orkney
Orkney Islands Council has established an initial £5m fund to support local businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
David Stewart MSP Raises Concerns Over Highlands and Islands Enterprise Funding Cuts
“It is vital that the Scottish Government now listen to the concerns of people, communities and businesses across this region and finally commit to reversing these cuts”
Matching Skills To Support Rural Businesses
A new Skill Matching Service (SMS) scheme has been introduced by Lantra Scotland, a charity supported by the Scottish Government, to match rural businesses with potential employees and volunteers during the response to COVID-19.
Working From Home – Homeworking Expenses
Employers have a duty of care for their employees and this includes ensuring they have equipment that is safe to use if they are being expected to work from home.
£2,810,000 paid out in grants to help Orkney Businesses
A total of 381 applications has been received by the OIC finance team since the scheme opened on March 24 – 311 small business grants; 41 retail grants and 29 which are still to be classified.