According to The Guardian, two golf courses owned by US President Donald Trump in Scotland can receive up to one million pounds (US $ 1.2 million) in support of the authorities.
Two estates located in Aberdeenshire (north-east) and Turnberry (south-west) are eligible for this support scheme, which the Scottish Government has favored in the tourism sector, which has been put under great difficulty by newcomers. Coronavirus, and which plans to exempt property, especially hotels, vacation spots and retail businesses from property taxes this year.
But the prospect revolted Aberdeenshire mentor Martin Ford, describing the American billionaire as “a really disturbing person”.
He commented in an email to AFP, “The economic crisis caused by Kovid-19 will affect the UK’s public finances for decades and create significant financial hardship for a large number of people, families, businesses.”
“Many fear they will be tied for cash. It won’t be for Mr. Trump, who will be very lucky no matter what, “he continued. “Yet the burden on the British taxpayer will be increased as Mr. Trump’s activities are being helped. Except Mr. Trump, almost no one thinks this is fair ”.
According to the Guardian, Trump International Scotland’s vice president, Sarah Malone, confirmed that the president’s activities in Scotland had already requested emergency funds in the context of the epidemic, without giving further details.
The Scottish Government on Tuesday warned against “deep cuts” in public services if it cannot increase its lending capacity to deal with the crisis.
In October 2019, Donald Trump’s Scottish Golf Clubs reported a loss of £ 1.1 million in the Reds for the seventh consecutive year in 2018. In 2018, they employed around 650 people on a temporary or permanent basis.
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