Scotland

08 Dec 2020

Age limit for playing the National lottery to rise to 18 in October 2021

The Government has pledged a "major and wide-ranging review" of the gambling industry, it will be canvassing views on the legislation in the form of a call for evidence, which will run for 16 weeks until the end of March 2021.In the meantime, th...

22 Oct 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Chancellor announces further financial support

The Chancellor has today announced further financial support for business with a focus on the Hospitality sector.The Treasury’s summary of the measures announced can be found here which will include:Business contributions under the Job...

08 Oct 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Scotland - New restrictions announced

In a speech delivered on Wednesday 7th October, the Scottish First Minister (FM), Nicola Sturgeon, announced new restrictions which will come into force later this week. The restrictions, outlined below, will be in place nationwide for 16 days (af...

15 Sep 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Court rules in favour of businesses in business interruption insurance dispute.

We have previously posted updates on the FCA's case against Insurers concerning business interruption (BI) claims arising from the present pandemic.The FCA announced in May it intended to obtain a Court declaration to resolve contractual uncerta...

10 Sep 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Scotland follow suit on restrictions to social gatherings.

In her daily address today (Thursday 10th September), the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon announced that the number of people allowed to meet up in Scotland would be cut to 6 in an effort to curb Covid19 infection. The First Minister Nicola Sturge...

12 Aug 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Scotland - Face coverings

Earlier today we summarised the current position regarding face covering in England.In Scotland a similar situation exists.A face covering must be worn by all people in the settings listed below, except where an exemption applies (as defined i...