Latest News

Please find below a range of stories from across the membership and the network. If you would like to submit a member story please send it to Cheryl King for inclusion on this page and our fortnightly Enewsletter.

Chancellor gives support to millions of self-employed individuals

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Millions of self-employed individuals will receive direct cash grants though a ground-breaking UK-wide scheme to help them during the coronavirus outbreak, the Chancellor announced today.

In the latest step to protect individuals and businesses, Rishi Sunak has set out plans that will see the self-employed receive up to £2,500 per month in grants for at least 3 months.

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HIAL Airports to remain open for lifeline and essential services

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Following the strict measures announced by the Prime Minister and the First Minister on March 23, Highland & Island Airports Limited (HIAL) has been liaising closely with Scottish Government and aviation partners to ensure its airports can continue their unique role in providing lifeline services for our communities, now and into the future.

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Third Sector Resilience Fund

Thursday, 26 March 2020

The Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF) is a £20m emergency fund for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations working in Scotland. The fund will support organisations that already deliver services and products but find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The primary intention of the fund is to help third sector organisations to stabilise and manage cash flows over this difficult period.

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Scottish Government Coronavirus Business Rates Support

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

COVID-19 support grants of £10000 or £25000 are available depending on the rateable value of your premises. 

Information and online application here.  

DEADLINE 31st MARCH 2021

 

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Contacting Fife Chamber during Covid 19

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Our office is closed.

If you are an exporter enquiring about Express documents or Certificate of Origin Standard documents, email [email protected]

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Message from our President - Brian Horisk

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Dear Fife Chamber Member

I want to re-assure you that the Chamber is working harder than ever to support you.  Although we can no longer deliver face-to-face events, we are planning how we can deliver our services to you in other ways and you will be hearing more about this soon from the team.

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Financial Support Schemes for Businesses - Covid-19

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

The below attachment details the financial support schemes available for businesses including the Job Retention Scheme and the CBILS Scheme.

 

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Aberlour Children's Charity - Emergency Appeal

Monday, 23 March 2020

Thousands of children and their families will experience significant levels of poverty as a result of the Coronavirus. Whilst the situation is changing daily at present, the full-scale of the impact of Covid-19 is yet to be fully quantified.

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Government coronavirus measures: changes to bus services in East Scotland

Friday, 20 March 2020

  • Measures reflect reduced travel and keeping key workers communities connected
  • Temporary reduced service to operate from Monday 23 March
  • Changes follow new government advice on social contact & non-essential travel
  • Stagecoach sup

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Edinburgh Airport puts consolidation plan into operation

Thursday, 19 March 2020

A consolidation plan to ensure that Edinburgh Airport remains open and operational during the coronavirus outbreak has been put into action.

Enforced travel bans across the world have resulted in airlines dramatically reducing their schedules to and from Scotland, directly impacting on passenger numbers at the airport.

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