Boost for small accommodation providers


15th March 2021

Owners of bed and breakfasts, guest houses and self-catering accommodation have just one week to apply for new financial support.

The Small Accommodation Providers Paying Council Tax Fund (SAP-CTF) will pay eligible applicants a grant of £2000 every four weeks. Payments will be backdated to the start of this year and run up to March 31.

Mark Flynn convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “The Scottish Government has created this fund to support eligible B&Bs, guest houses and self-catering accommodation that have experienced financial hardship as a result of coronavirus protection measures.

“It covers businesses which do not pay non-domestic rates but do pay council tax, and is part of a wider package of support for the tourism and hospitality sector.

The grants to business will be met through an allocation awarded by the Scottish Government to Dundee City Council for operation and delivery of the scheme and will open for online applications from today, (Monday) closing on Monday March 22.

More information on the scheme and how to apply can be found at:

Dundee City Council

Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.

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