COVID-19 Update 15/05/2020

Furlough and Annual Leave 
The UK Government has published further guidance on holiday entitlement and pay during coronavirus. The guidance is straightforward and contains details on the interaction of annual leave with the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (commonly known as the “Furlough Scheme”). If Member Companies have any questions on this guidance, please do not hesitate to contact the Scottish Engineering legal team on 0141 221 3181.

UK Government to support businesses through Trade Credit Insurance guarantee Government is introducing a temporary reinsurance agreement with insurers currently operating in the market to support businesses with supply chains which rely on Trade Credit Insurance and who are experiencing difficulties due to Covid-19 impact.

Scottish Government Extends Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund
Scottish Enterprise and partners have advised that the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund will reopen for new applications from mid-morning on Thursday 14 May 2020. Full details are available here.

Digital Briefing – Solutions for Social Distancing The Scottish Enterprise Digital Transformation Team have produced the below attached useful document with suggestions and suppliers for digital tools to aid social distancing, and can help advise on implementation. Click here to view.