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30 Sep 2021

Covid 19 - Scottish COVID ‘passport’ regulations

Further to our previous news items on the Scottish COVID passport requirements for certain types of premises, the Scottish Government has now published draft Regulations  in this regard which if passed are due to come into force at 05.00hrs o...

30 Sep 2021

Home Office Issues Guidance on New Temporary Off-Sales Permissions

As previously reported, the relaxation of pavement cafes applications and automatic provision of off-sales originally arising from the Business & Planning Act 2020 have now been extended to 30th September 2022.Originally due to expire today ...

28 Sep 2021

Covid - Scottish Vaccine Passports | Enforcement of new rules delayed

In an update to the Scottish Parliament this afternoon, the First Minister (Nicola Sturgeon) announced the proposed Vaccine Passport scheme will go ahead from 5am on Friday (1st October) meaning people going to nightclubs and many other large even...

28 Sep 2021

Covid 19 - Plan B and Passport Consultation

The government is gearing up the Plan B position despite the hope that we will never need it.Yesterday we saw the issue of an invitation to respond to the detail on the proposed certification regime, which could be introduced as part of Plan B. ...

24 Sep 2021

New Government plans for all tips to go to staff.

In an announcement from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy on Friday, the Government announced plans for all tips to go to staff as part of plans to enhance rights of workers. Tips already cannot be used to count towards...

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...