General

24 Sep 2021

VAT relief rises to 12.5% from 1st October.

On 8th July 2020, the government announced a temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT to certain supplies relating to hospitality, hotel and holiday accommodation and admission to certain attractions.The reduced rate was initially introduced to last for...

10 Sep 2021

Covid 19 | Scotland | Mandatory Vaccine Certification Scheme Approved

In Holyrood yesterday (9th September 2021) the Scottish Government won a vote to implement a mandatory vaccine certification from 1st October in Scotland.A similar concept was raised by Boris Johnson for England as long ago as the 12th July, and...

10 Sep 2021

Labour shortages in hospitality

Plans to tackle labour shortages in hospitality and haulageIn a move to tackle the much discussed labour shortages in the hospitality sector, a conglomerate of Scotland’s largest and best-known restaurant and bar operators, known as Scotti...

07 Sep 2021

Marquees could be here to stay

Ministers are consulting on plans to allow some of the extra outdoor seating and street markets, introduced during the pandemic, to continue. However, the plans as currently identified do not appear to include al fresco style dining on roads. The ...

06 Sep 2021

Covid 19 | Vaccine Passports

On 12th July, when the Prime Minister confirmed that Step Four would be taken on 19th July, he also announced plans in respect of nightclubs and other large events could make use of the NHS’s Covid Pass to verify customers status. Although w...

06 Sep 2021

Pubwatch and Best Bar None to help independent licensees and operators

National Pubwatch and Best Bar None have joined forces to help independent licensees and operators to reduce alcohol-related crime and run their venues safely.With the Covid-19 restrictions being relaxed and the late-night market beginning to re...