Publised date : 18 Jan 2016



Perthshire North MSP, Mr John Swinney, has welcomed the package of flood support measures outlined by Perth and Kinross Council and has encouraged local people to apply for that assistance. The Scottish Government has allocated £1.65 million of new financial assistance to Perth and Kinross Council to enable the Council to support local residents. This will involve a payment of £1,500 to every household or business affected by flooding during the Alyth floods last July, Storm Desmond and the New Year floods.

The Scottish Government can also make a payment to businesses of up to £3,000 if the ability to trade by that business has been significantly affected. An Agricultural Floodbank Restoration Scheme of £1 million has also been established.

Mr Swinney commented :

"The recent bad weather has been a very difficult period for many local residents and it comes on top of other significant events like the Alyth flood. I was determined to make sure we put in place support for individuals affected and the Scottish Government has swiftly announced a strong package of assistance.

"I am delighted that Perth and Kinross Council, who handled the flooding challenge with such effectiveness, has now moved swiftly to announce the grant support that is available to members of the public. This is the type of immediate assistance that will be of help to local people.

“I encourage local residents to take up the opportunity and gain access to support that will be helpful in getting back on their feet."



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