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SEPA's regulatory response to COVID-19.

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This regulatory position applies to marine and freshwater finfish aquaculture sites. It applies only in Scotland.

Read the Finfish aquaculture regulatory position here >>>

Multi-agency guidance for dairy producers in Scotland whose milk is uncollected during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Read the Land application of uncollected milk in Scotland regulatory guidance here >>>

A temporary regulatory position statement to support the management of high-activity sealed radioactive sources during the COVID-19 public health emergency has been developed for Scotland.

Read the Management of high-activity sealed radioactive sources regulatory position here >>>

Read the Management of radioactive substances at nuclear sites regulatory position here >>>

Read the Producer responsibility (packaging) payment of late registration fees regulatory position here >>>

A temporary regulatory position statement to support the alternative and temporary production routes of hand sanitiser as businesses adapt to meet demand in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Read the Production of hand sanitiser regulatory position here >>>

A temporary regulatory position statement to support the management of radioactive substances for medical purposes during the COVID-19 public health emergency has been developed for Scotland.

Read the Radioactive substances for medical purposes regulatory position here >>>

This regulatory position is for the whisky sector to support the management of trade effluent related to shut down and start-up.

Read the Whisky sector regulatory position here >>>

A temporary regulatory position statement to support the management of shipment of sealed sources and other relevant sources under Council Regulation (EURATOM) 1493/93 during the COVID-19 public health emergency has been developed for Scotland.

Read the Radioactive substances: shipment of sealed sources and other relevant sources regulatory position here >>>

This temporary regulatory position statement is for businesses regulated under COMAH in Scotland, for use during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Control of major accident hazards (COMAH) regulatory position statement

This temporary regulatory position statement relates to the storage of sludge from sewage plants during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Storage of sewage sludge regulatory position statement

New funding made available for SME’s from the Scottish Government. May 2020

A £100 million package of additional grant support for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and newly self-employed people opened early in May 2020.

The three separate funds will be administered by local authorities and Scotland’s enterprise agencies and will begin to pay out grants in early May.

They include a £34 million hardship fund for the newly self-employed, a £20 million fund for small and micro enterprises in the creative, tourism and hospitality sectors and £45 million for viable SMEs crucial to the Scottish economy which are vulnerable. 

 

Applicants can access these funds and more via the www.FindBusinessSupport.gov.scot website. The funds which make up the £100 million support package are as follows:

  • £34 million Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund, managed by Local Authorities, will be allocated to the newly self-employed who are ineligible for UK support (as they became self-employed since April 2019) but are facing hardship with £2,000 grants
  • £20 million Creative, Tourism & Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund, managed by the Enterprise Agencies with support from Creative Scotland and VisitScotland for small and micro creative, tourism and hospitality companies not in receipt of business rates relief with grants of up to £25K.
  • £45 million Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund, managed by the Enterprise Agencies providing bespoke grants and wrap around business support to viable but vulnerable SMEs who are vital to the local or national economic foundations of Scotland

Applications to: https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot

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