The Ben throws Scottish licensees coronavirus financial lifeline 

Stephen McGowan

Scottish drinks industry charity The Ben is offering financial aid to licensees affected by the COVID – 19 (coronavirus) pandemic on a case by case basis.

The Ben president Stephen McGowan (pictured), said, “We may be in a position to offer one-off financial assistance on a case by case basis. If this applies to you or any colleagues please contact or call our office on 0141 353 3596. In addition, if you are facing any issues which may impact on your mental health and wellbeing please remember The Ben offers a free mental health helpline which can be reached on 0800 915 4610.”

In light of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announcing a ban on public gatherings of over 500 from Monday 16th March, he added, “Scotland will experience a period of social distancing and cancellation of public events or gatherings this will have a significant impact on our hospitality businesses”

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