Latest update for businesses (Friday 27 March)

Midlothian Council’s Economic Development and Business Gateway teams are continuing to support businesses in the area by email and telephone and through regularly updated website and social media posts.

Scottish Government business support grants

As part of the Scottish Government’s £2.2 billion package of support for Scottish businesses affected by COVID-19, two grants are available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs):

  • £10k grant for all businesses qualifying for Small Business Bonus Scheme, eligible for rural relief or nurseries relief, from April.
  • £25k grant for businesses in hospitality sector for Rateable Values between £18,000 and £51,000 from April.

Please note that The City of Edinburgh Council are dealing with these applications on behalf of Midlothian Council.  You will be taken to a page on their website.

Apply online for the £10,000 Small Business Support Grant and the £25,000 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Support Grant

Business Gateway

The Business Gateway office is closed to visitors and advisers are all working remotely. Please direct all enquiries to during this time.

Business Gateway will continue to provide website and social media updates related to the Coronavirus, so please do keep checking back to stay informed.

Should you need adviser support, please contact the team at the email and phone numbers below.

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More information

For more information, the latest updates, useful contacts, webinars and online training opportunities, visit our Advice for Businesses pages.

25 Mar 2020