Member Consultation

Member Consultation Member Consultation

09 November 2020


11:30 - 13:00



Member Consultation on businesses’ experience of the UK and Scottish pandemic support schemes

Join us for an exclusive one-off business discussion to help Benny Higgins with his work as Chair of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery (AGER) for the Scottish Government.

This meeting will focus on businesses’ experience of the UK and Scottish support schemes during the pandemic, as well as the experience of support from the banking sector.

The AGER recommended that the Scottish Government should work with the business community, and the finance services sector in particular, on the economic recovery.

In response to this recommendation, the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture invited Benny Higgins to convene a small, short life working group focused on providing Ministers with advice on recapitalisation, equity investment and any other issues pertinent to financing the recovery of Scotland’s economy.

Join this Webex to share you thoughts on the following:

  • Your experiences of UK support schemes and how they could be improved? Were they sufficiently attuned to the needs of the Scottish business base? How should the Scottish Government seek to lobby the UK Government going forward?
  • Your experiences of SG support schemes: how could they be improved? Are there gaps in the UK offer not filled by SG support? Are there more creative, impactful ways that SG could support Scottish businesses?
  • Your experiences of the banking sector during the pandemic. What has worked well and what more could they do?
  • Is there a potential role for equity investment in financing the recovery?
  • Any other new ideas for support that it is worthwhile to explore.

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Colette Cunningham

Colette Cunningham

Events & Sponsorship Manager - Scotland