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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...

23 Sep 2021

Covid 19 - Scotland Announce Requirement for Covid Passports

The Scottish executive have announced the requirement for Covid passports which will require people over the age of 18 to show proof of vaccination to gain entry to nightclubs and large-scale events.The requirement comes into force on 1 Oct...

23 Sep 2021

Covid 19 - Reinsurance Scheme Details Released

We previously reported on the Reinsurance Scheme devised and set up by the Government in England, further details have now been released.The full set of rules running to some 87 pages have been published and are available here Live Events Reinsu...

20 Sep 2021

Covid 19 - City of Edinburgh Council - external area use extension

Maybe as a result of the recent warm weather but more likely due to the continued high rates of transmission of Covid 19 in the central Scottish belt The City of Edinburgh Council is to allow its restaurants to keep their temporary outdoor dining ...