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Scottish Government: Second Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill, 11 May 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scottish Parliament have introduced emergency measures to protect people facing financial hardship and allow public services to operate effectively.  The Bill, if passed, includes a proposed £19.2 million in Carer's Allowance Supplement, and will raise the minimum debt level which an individual must owe before a creditor can bankrupt them, to £10,000.

Constitutional Secretary Michael Russell said “It will also provide Scottish Ministers with the power to introduce reductions in non-domestic rates payable during 2020-2021, and a wide range of changes necessary to support public services to continue to operate as they were intended during what are exceptional circumstances."

Read the full statement by the Constitutional Secretary, and the full report on the Scottish Government's news pages HERE.

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