Scotland

19 May 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Scotland announce relaxations from 28th May

During her Covid-19 briefing on Monday First Minister. Nicola Sturgeon, announced Scotland would begin to lift restrictions from 28th May.In a similar way to England, the first stages of relaxation would mean people could meet someone from anoth...

18 May 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Stirling University launches study into easing of COVID-19 restrictions on licensed premises

The University of Stirling have announced a new study “seeking to understand how the easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on licensed premises can be effectively managed to protect emergency services” The study is being funded by t...

16 May 2020

Scotland - Travelling Funfairs (Licensing) (Scotland) Bill

On 29th April the Travelling Funfairs (Licensing) (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament.In a statement announcing the new Bill, Richard Lyle MSP, stated that the Bill is needed to protect showpeople’s way of living. It ...

06 May 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Scotland - Framework for exiting lockdown

At her daily update yesterday (5th May) the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, outline a framework for potentially relaxing lockdown restrictions in Scotland.Although reiterating her government’s commitment to taking a unified ap...

05 May 2020

New smoking laws coming into effect on 20th May 2020.

From the 20th May 2020 new further parts of the Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) will come into force impacting the UK market.From 20th May, cigarettes and roll your own tobacco products with more than a 3% market share may no longer have...

29 Apr 2020

Gambling - Inquiry on problem gambling - First hearing

We have previously reported on the launch of the Public Accounts Committee inquiry on problem gambling.On Monday (27th April) the Committee questioned officials from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Gambling Commissio...