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National Insurance holiday for employing armed forces veterans

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

The new measure, which is effective from 6th April, allows employers to claim National Insurance contributions relief for veterans they have hired during their first year of civilian employment after leaving the armed forces.  The relief is available to all employers of veterans regardless of when the veteran left the regular armed forces, providing that they have not been employed in a civilian capacity since leaving the service.

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Fife Chamber sets challenge for the next Scottish Government

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Scotland’s chambers of commerce have called on the next Scottish Government to pass a ‘Business Growth Act’ in its first 100 days.   This is the centrepiece of the ‘Rally for Growth’ report ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections.  Chamber members from across the country worked with their local chamber and with the team at the Scottish Chambers of Commerce to produce the report, which offers a blueprint for economic recovery in the wake of the damage caused by the coronavirus, the impact of leaving the EU and Scotland’s historical legacy of low growth and productivity.   

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