£600 Million To Help Public Services In Scotland

The Chancellor has recently announced additional funding of nearly £600 million to help public services in Scotland respond to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic.

Business and individuals in Scotland will also benefit from UK-wide support measures. This includes a £330 billion package of loans and guarantees for businesses, access to the Job Retention Scheme and support for the self-employed.

The UK military is providing both the Scottish Government and the NHS with additional specialist skills and expertise and on Friday the Health Secretary announced the UK-wide PPE strategy meaning front-line workers in Scotland have the protection they need to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

The UK Government also expanding testing capacity across the UK with centres opening at Glasgow and Aberdeen airports.

This latest cash boost for Scotland is as a result of the Chancellor further increasing the Budget for the public services fund.

Full report here: Scottish Secretary welcomes additional Scotland £600m COVID funding

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