Under consideration PE1889: Financial support for self-employed people in the travel industry
Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to provide tailored financial support to self-employed individuals working in the travel industry, whose businesses have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Previous action taken
I have contacted local councils and MSPs, including Alexander Burnett, to ask for guidance and clarification.
Alexander Burnett advised that a petition would be beneficial in order to gauge how many people are being affected by these circumstances. He has also forwarded a letter I have written to Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Finance.
Many self-employed people working in the travel industry have been left out of financial schemes because they cannot furlough, don’t have rateable premises, or are Ltd company directors.
The Scottish Government should provide them with financial support.
This petition is now under consideration by the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee