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20 May 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Housing Minister considering #UKGrandOutDoorCafe

It has been reported that the Housing Minister, Rt Hon Christopher Pincher, is considering the calls by the #UKGrandOutDoorCafe campaign, to allow local authorities to permit hospitality operators to use open spaces and squares around their venues...

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 ...

13 May 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Chancellor extends furlough scheme until end of October

On Tuesday (12th May) the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until end of October.Furloughed workers across UK will continue to receive 80% of their current salary, up to £2,500 and n...

13 May 2020

The future of the social economy - Philip Kolvin QC

Here is a link to an article co-written by leading licensing counsel Philip Kolvin QC and Alicia Scholer, Vice President of the Responsible Hospitality Institute in the US, giving their vision of the long-term impact Covid-19 will have on the soci...