Help for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19/CoronaVirus

First of all please follow advice from reputable sources such as the NHS.

NHS Advice here:

NHS 111 for Coronavirus here:

The Scottish Government have announced measures to support businesses affected by COVID-19, using the union dividend arising from UK Government decisions in the budget, effective from 1st April 2020. These include:

- 75% rates relief for retail, hospitality and leisure sectors with a rateable value of less than £69,000.

- £80 million fund to provide grants of at least £3,000 to small businesses in sectors with the worst economic impact.

- 1.6% rates relief for all properties across Scotland.

- a fixed rates relief of up to £5,000 for all pubs with a rateable value of less than £100,000.

The Scottish Government is to write to all local authorities to encourage them to respond positively to requests from rate payers for payment deferrals.

Dunblane and Bridge of Allan Councillor Alastair Majury said:

“I welcome these measures, and would encourage all businesses to make use of them, and also to work with their local authority as to how they can provide assistance during these difficult times.”

Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Principal Consultant and a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair Majury also serves on the local council (Stirling Council) as Councillor Alastair Majury where he represents the ward of Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, topping the poll.

Alastair Majury, is also a director of Majury Change Management Ltd is a highly experienced Senior Business Analyst / Data Scientist with a proven track record of success planning, developing, implementing and delivering migrations, organisational change, regulatory, legislative, and process improvements for global financial organisations, covering Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, and Life & Pensions.

For several years now, Alastair has worked extensively with a variety of financial institutions in order to offer the utmost comprehensive services. As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury is expected to find intuitive and sensible solutions to complex problems.

As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury has worked closely with several high-profile businesses, such as BNP Paribas, National Australia Bank, Standard Life and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.​A graduate of University of Glasgow, Alastair Majury earned his M.A. in Economics with Business Economics. Since then, Alastair has undergone several training sessions and earned multiple certifications for a variety of skills. More specifically, he has earned certifications in IAQ, risk management, resource management, and a bevy of other areas. ​Alastair Majury thoroughly enjoys his work.

What excites him most about being a data scientist/business analyst is that every problem has a variety of solutions. This allows for a great deal of creativity on his part. Providing ingenious solutions to his customers’ problems provides a great deal of satisfaction to Alastair Majury. Every single day can be a new and challenging problem.​

Although he is a fierce and determined worker, Alastair also manages to find free time to embrace his hobbies and interests. Alastair is a major proponent of philanthropy and charitable endeavors. He constantly finds new and exciting ways to promote charities and philanthropic organizations in his community. He also tries to donate time and funds to said organizations whenever he can. Alastair Majury firmly believes that if we all work together towards a common goal, we can find peace.

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I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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Alastair Majury

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I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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