Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has welcomed the announcement that an extra £700m will be coming to Scotland, increasing the amount the UK Government has delivered to Scotland to £7.2 billion.
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, also confirmed that the UK-wide Jobs Support Scheme would be expanded to pay two-thirds of the wages of employees in businesses that have been forced to close.
Mr Cameron said: “This is an extremely timely intervention by Rishi Sunak and will give hope to the many businesses across the Highlands and Islands that are apprehensive about what the future holds."
“Unfortunately, and in stark contrast, many hospitality businesses in my region have been left completely baffled by the SNP Government’s confusing set of new rules, especially whether they are supposed to consider themselves a restaurant or a café, and can continue to trade."
“Businesses need clarity, so we now need the SNP to sort out the mess they have made about guidance for the hospitality industry.”