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The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is now available through participating lenders
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£1.9bn-worth of business support in Scotland
Ms Sturgeon repeats the advice is to stay at home if you have a fever or cough, or live with someone who does. People over 70, pregnant women and those with underlying conditions should also cut down social contact, she reiterates. Turning to business support, the first minister confirms following the chancellor's announcement yesterday a further £1.9bn worth of measures will be implemented in Scotland. The detail of the initial plans will be set out by Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop in parliament at 2pm today.
FM confirms £350m package of welfare and wellbeing support
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says people’s way of life will be changing dramatically and potentially for some time to come. Lives are being disrupted like never before which will impact on people financially Ms Sturgeon adds. She confirms a £350m package of welfare and wellbeing support for people affected This money will go to increasing support via the Scottish Welfare Fund, more council tax reduction, emergency funding for councils aand support for those on low income.