COVID-19 – Business Support Links

Please find below links to business support & advice during the Covid- 19 outbreak.

Daily Update

Scottish Chambers of Commerce Daily Covid-19 Update – Latest Edition –  Click Here


Business Recovery Information

Coronavirus in Scotland Support- Click Here 

2020 Editions:

Scottish Chambers of Commerce  Recovery RoadmapClick Here

 Advisory Group on Economic Recovery  Full Report- Click Here

 Advisory Group on Economic Recovery  Summary Report- Click Here



Funding sources to support businesses in Scotland facing coronavirus – Click Here

SME Brexit Support Fund – Click Here 

West Lothian Council’s Discretionary Business Fund- Click Here

Strategic Framework Business Fund- Click Here

Apprenticeship Employer Grant – Click Here

Flexible Workforce Development Fund- Click Here

Statutory Sick Pay Claim Back- Click Here 

SME Brexit Support FundClick Here 


Employment Support 

Furlough Scheme

This scheme is designed to preserve jobs and reduce the number of workers made redundant due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. It has been extended until 30 September 2021. For more information – click here. 

Kickstart Scheme

The UK government has introduced a Kickstart Scheme to create high-quality 6-month work placements. It is aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long term unemployment. For West Lothian – Click Here 


Support Helplines

Scottish Chambers of Commerce – Business Support 19 – Click Here

With information to support businesses to minimise and manage the risks associated with the virus. This includes employers advice and guidance as well as access to finance opportunities.

Business Support Helpline

The business helpline number is 0300 303 0660. The helpline will be open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm.

Callers should select option one to speak to the COVID-19 team.

HMRC Tax Helpline- 0800 0159 559


General Support

Scottish Government Advice- Click Here  

If you are an employer or a business owner, the UK Government has provided the following guidance for employers and businesses.

Business Gateway West Lothian- Click Here 

Access2Employment- Business Support- Click Here 

Covid-19: Your Business & Social Distancing Guidance- Click Here

How to prepare and manage your business for the impact of the coronavirus- Click Here 

Coronavirus: your rights at work- Click Here

Covid-19 and Social Enterprise Click Here 


Chamber Members Support

French Duncan LLP- COVID 19 Help For All Click Here
French Duncan LLP – COVID-19 & HMRC Payments: Our summary for you- Click Here
French Duncan Covid – 19 Loan help- Click Here 
French Duncan- Covid 19- Cash Is Reality- Click Here 

Morton Fraser- Practical Covid-19 Advice- Click Here
Morton Fraser Knowledge Hub- Click Here
Morton Fraser Managing coronavirus in the workplace – FAQs and Podcast Click Here 


Health Support

NHS Inform-  Click Here 

Providing full and up-to-date advice is available  including

  • what to do and who to contact if you have symptoms
  • how to prevent infection
  • high-risk areas around the world
  • advice on self-isolation
  • a helpline for those who do not have symptoms and are looking for general information


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