Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Businesses

As Moray’s local university and college we work with a variety of external stakeholders and local businesses. We are here to provide support wherever possible, please see updates below from Moray Council regarding support for Moray businesses.

Moray College UHI support

For information and updates on Modern Apprenticeships, Continuous Professional Development or Flexible Workforce Development Fund email:

Moray Council support

Moray Council advice, information and updates.

Moray Council grant applications are now open

On 18 March 2020 Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop addressed the Scottish Parliament on the economic impact of COVID-19 in Scotland.

In her statement she outlined the actions being taken by the Scottish Government to support businesses including a package of measures worth £2.2 billion from 1 April.

In regard to rates relief these were:

  • a full year’s 100% non-domestic rates relief for retail, hospitality and tourism
  • £10,000 grants for small businesses in receipt of the Small Business Bonus Scheme or Rural Relief (Businesses with a rateable value of up to £18,000)
  • £25,000 grants for hospitality, leisure and retail properties with a rateable value between £18,000 and £51,000
  • 1.6% relief for all properties, effectively freezing the poundage rate next year

Moray Council applications are now open

Skills Development Scotland support

Skills Development Scotland have put together a useful website for businesses affected by the COVID-19 containing a range of information and FAQ’s which we hope will be of use.

Moray Chamber of Commerce support

Moray Chamber of Commerce have put together some useful FAQ's for those on furlough and the Job Retention Scheme.