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Question ref. S6W-05644
Asked by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 10 January 2022


To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the bingo industry is ineligible for the Hospitality Top Up Fund.

Current status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 25 January 2022


The Hospitality Top Up Fund provides support to hospitality businesses that lost bookings during the festive trading period, including pubs, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs.

Bingo businesses are eligible for funding though the Hospitality and Leisure top-up fund which supports businesses impacted by the necessary public health restrictions introduced from 27 December 2021, including requirements for physical distancing and capacity limits.