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Question ref. S6W-04863
Asked by: Sue Webber, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 6 December 2021


To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to ensure that governing bodies of sport that rent office space from sportscotland are given a rent rebate.

Current status: Answered by Maree Todd on 20 December 2021


Sport scotland has followed Scottish Government guidance on rent charges for tenants.

sport scotland have been clear that the COVID support fund was there to support any Scottish governing bodies (SGBs) that were in financial difficulty, this includes both tenants and non-tenants. In addition to the COVID support fund, sport scotland released its full annual investment to all SGBs and allowed them to use this flexibly.

sport scotland meet regularly with tenants to discuss both short-term access to offices, in the context of the latest Government guidance, and establish medium to longer-term requirements for office space. These meetings have been well attended and well received by tenants. Going forward, sport scotland is also offering a 10% discount to tenants on next year's rent. This is in recognition of the uncertainty surrounding how often office space will be used.