Skills Development Scotland (SDS) have developed a new service designed to help employers with acute skills gaps quickly advertise immediate opportunities to a broad audience. My World of Work Job Hub is a free service which enables employers working in line with Scottish Government advice on workers and essential services to advertise vacancies quickly to a broad audience through Scotland’s dedicated online careers resource.
Social distancing guidance for businesses in Scotland has been updated to help provide clarity on protecting employees in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). It provides further information for employers and makes clear that those providing essential services must follow social distancing requirements.
We are extremely saddened to see the doors of Scotland's invaluable independent venues close during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis. While it is absolutely crucial these steps are taken as a precaution in the interest of staff and public safety, they now need your support more than ever in order to safeguard their futures and continue showcasing the artists we love.
UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a financial package to assist self-employed individuals facing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Millions of self-employed individuals will receive direct cash grants though a ground-breaking UK-wide scheme to help them during the outbreak.
Greater clarification has now been provided on the business (non-domestic) rates relief (discounts) offered by the Scottish Government. Music businesses are listed in the Leisure category covered by the scheme, which includes arts centres, cinemas, music venues, studios, live music venues and theatres.
On Wednesday 18 March Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture in the Scottish Government, announced a financial support package for businesses in Scotland worth £2.2Bn. Following the UK Chancellor’s announcement on Tuesday pledging a £330Bn package, the Scottish Government’s additional funding provides much needed financial assistance to struggling businesses.
On Tuesday 17 March UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered a statement that revealed an unprecedented financial package to assist businesses facing financial difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 response.
In an eloquent, reasonable, rational letter, the Music Venue Trust chief executive Mark Davyd asks the UK’s Prime Minister to find a £40M funding package to save grassroots music venues from going under as the country takes necessary measures to tackle the public health emergency presented by the Coronavirus pandemic.