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Sunak delivers a Plan for Jobs

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a number of unprecedented measures, and an extra £800 million for the Scottish budget.

Rishi Sunak's Plan for Jobs: Speech in Full

Our plan for jobs is about supporting people to find the jobs that are out there, creating new jobs through investing in our infrastructure and housing, and finally protecting jobs by revitalising the hard-hit sectors upon which many jobs depend.

Tourism VAT boost welcomed by Cameron

Shadow Finance Secretary Donald Cameron has welcomed the UK Government’s VAT cut for the hospitality and tourism sector describing it as “significant boost” for the economic  prospects of Argyll and Bute which is heavily dependent on tourism.

Emergency grant for the arts welcomed

A new £1.57 billion package of emergency grants and loans for the arts has been announced by the UK Government with an estimated share of £97M for Scotland.

Visitors urged to use official campsites

At this critical stage in the Scottish Government’s roadmap to further ease restrictions, it’s important that communities and visitors work together to avoid a second wave of COVID-19 and a return to lockdown.