Financial Support

The first minister has given details about how the first £100m of additional support for businesses – which was announced before Christmas – will be allocated.

  • £16m will be made available to support public transport providers through existing Covid support schemes.
  • £27m will go to the culture sector, and a further £17m to the events sector.
  • £32m will be allocated to hospitality and leisure businesses, with an additional £10m for those parts of the hospitality industry most severely impacted by the requirement for table service.
  • And up to £5m will be available for nightclubs required to close.