Date lodged: 6 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how many businesses eligible for payments through the National Basic Payment Support Scheme did not (a) apply and (b) receive loans.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 15 December 2016
As of 12 December, 4,814 eligible businesses who have been made an offer under the 2016 National BPS Support Scheme are yet to apply. Any eligible business that applies by 14 December 2016 will receive payment by the end of 2016 and we would encourage those yet to apply to do so as soon as possible.