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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-23536

Business Support

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Monday, November 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Motions as amended

That the Parliament notes that 5 December 2020 is Small Business Saturday and that small businesses, including those in the hospitality sector, are an irreplaceable source of jobs and community across Scotland and should be celebrated and supported; recognises that many businesses are at risk because of the wider economic impacts of COVID-19 despite more than £2.3 billion of financial support allocated by the Scottish Government, including the Strategic Framework Business Fund, the £15 million second phase of the Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund and the £30 million Local Authority Discretionary Fund; welcomes the use of Barnett consequentials to provide this support and save businesses and jobs, alongside other forms of support from the UK Government such as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employed Income Support; recognises the ongoing work with businesses, local government and trade unions to do everything possible to support and sustain businesses of all sizes in all sectors, and agrees that the finance secretary should provide additional detail to the Finance and Constitution Committee in December 2020 with an update on the allocation of consequentials to date.


Vote

Result 96 for, 23 against, 1 abstained, 9 no vote Vote Passed

Scottish National Party  59 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 2 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  27 for, 1 against, 0 abstained, 2 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Labour  0 for, 22 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Liberal Democrats  5 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

No Party Affiliation  0 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

For
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Against
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Abstained
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No vote

Scottish Green Party  5 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

Independent  0 for, 0 against, 1 abstained, 2 no vote Read more Read less

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No vote

Original motion text

That the Parliament notes that 5 December 2020 is Small Business Saturday and that small businesses, including those in the hospitality sector, are an irreplaceable source of jobs and community across Scotland; believes that many of these businesses are at risk because of COVID-19 restrictions and a lack of financial support, and calls on the Scottish Government to urgently outline how it will allocate the remaining £2.2 billion of Barnett consequentials to provide this support and save businesses and jobs, and work with businesses and trade unions to devise a sustainable long-term plan to support small businesses.


Accepted amendments

Motion ref. S5M-23536.2

Business Support - Amendment

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Fiona Hyslop, Ben Macpherson, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote Vote Passed