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16 Sep 2021

Covid 19 - Scotland - Moray Council Occasional licences

At the September Licensing Board Meeting Moray council decided to review the dispensation they had granted in June 2020 to allow open ended occasional licences to enable premise to increase their capacity.The Board has decided that this will cea...

15 Sep 2021

Covid 19 - Winter is Coming! Prime Ministers Plan A & B

In an announcement yesterday from No.10, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, accompanied by Government Medical Advisors Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance, informed the nation of the Government’s winter plan for tackling Covid-19 case...

13 Sep 2021

Covid 19 - England vaccine passport plans ditched

In a much-awaited announcement for the hospitality sector, the Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, confirms that the Government will not be proceeding with plans to introduce vaccine passports for access into nightclubs and large events in England. Whi...

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...

08 Sep 2021

Gambling - Marcus Boyle appointed as new Chair of Gambling Commission

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has appointed Marcus Boyle as the next chair of the Gambling Commission for a term of five years. He takes over from Bill Moyes whose five-year term in the role comes to an end this month. Mr. Boyle is a qualified a...