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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…(Read More)

For those of you looking for clear and concise information regarding the self-employment income support scheme – Andrew James Crawford have got you covered! “To all my fellow self-employed comrades out there, I totally appreciate that all of this information the government is providing about their new self-employment support scheme is becoming increasingly…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

Monopoly pieces on pound coins by _Alekhine_ on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/87942375@N05/

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…(Read More)

Fiona Hyslop Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture

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…(Read More)

MVT Open Letter to Boris Johnson

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…(Read More)

Tote bag with a selection of instruments from home, by Dougal Perman

As we explore progressively more measures to try to contain, delay, mitigate and hopefully eliminate this coronavirus, we will experience increasing restriction on travel, mass participation and human interaction…(Read More)

Photo by Matthias Wagner on Unsplash

Music may be more important now than ever; but conducting business around it will undoubtedly be challenging. Among the challenges there are some opportunities. We also need to find ways to support each other and work together…(Read More)

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