Furlough scheme a ‘lifeline’ for Scottish haulier


The government’s furlough scheme has proven to be a lifeline for Scottish haulier John Mitchell (Grangemouth) during a “tough” trading year. MD Iain Mitchell told motortransport.co.uk that it had experienced a “major slowdown” after reporting a £2.1m profit for the year ending 31 March 2020. However, he remained confident it would recover during 2021. Its latest results showed it also increased turnover by 12% to £19.2m, but the subsequent lockdown meant it was forced to utilise the furlough scheme. Mitchell […]