REC demands extension of business rate relief for Scottish employment agencies

The Scottish government must extend Covid-19-related business rate relief to recruitment agencies and other businesses not currently offered a discount, says the REC’s national account manager for Scotland.

Some Scottish high-street businesses, like shops and cinemas, currently benefit from a 100% discount on their business rates while they are unable to trade due to Covid-19, according to the REC’s Dave Creighton. “Many others however, including employment agencies, are not yet eligible for this support,” he said. “As a result, they are facing a cashflow crisis which could result in many going bust when they are needed most.”

In England, a business rate discount has already been extended to employment businesses.

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