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SLTA News and Updates 9th April
The SLTA raises continuing issues over COVID-19 emergency funding with the Scottish Government.  Yesterday a group of…

SLTA News and Updates 9th April

The SLTA raises continuing issues over COVID-19 emergency funding with the Scottish Government.  Yesterday a group of 30 trade bodies, including the…

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SCOTLAND’S PUBS AND BARS “CHARITY STARS”
Stephen Montgomery, owner of the Townhead Hotel in Lockerbie, and his partner Jan, have recently…

SCOTLAND’S PUBS AND BARS “CHARITY STARS”

Stephen Montgomery, owner of the Townhead Hotel in Lockerbie, and his partner Jan, have recently teamed up with the Aberlour…

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SLTA News and Updates 8th April
Advice and support for food businesses who are introducing food takeaway and delivery services .…

SLTA News and Updates 8th April

Advice and support for food businesses who are introducing food takeaway and delivery services . ScotHot introduce Montgomery Group Webinar…

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SLTA News and Updates 7th April
Hoteliers perspective on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. HMRC also issue updated guidance on the…

SLTA News and Updates 7th April

Hoteliers perspective on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. HMRC also issue updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in…

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SLTA News and Updates 6th April
Relief Fund launched today by The Ben and The Drinks Trust for those who have…

SLTA News and Updates 6th April

Relief Fund launched today by The Ben and The Drinks Trust for those who have lost their income. Emergency legislation…

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SCOTLAND’S PUBS AND BARS “CHARITY STARS”
Even in these extremely difficult times for us all, Scotland’s pubs and bars continue to…

SCOTLAND’S PUBS AND BARS “CHARITY STARS”

Even in these extremely difficult times for us all, Scotland’s pubs and bars continue to provide support for Charities and…

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SLTA News and Updates 3rd April
Easier access to business interruption loans announced and HMRC VAT – cancel your direct debit…

SLTA News and Updates 3rd April

Easier access to business interruption loans announced and HMRC VAT – cancel your direct debit EASIER ACCESS TO BUSINESS INTERUPTION…

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SLTA News and Updates 1st April
Updates on Business Grants, National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage increases, SKY TV Charges,…

SLTA News and Updates 1st April

Updates on Business Grants, National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage increases, SKY TV Charges, Beer Ullage Actions and STERG…

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SLTA news and updates 30th march
Latest updates from The SLTA on job retention scheme, furlough guidance (including template letter), national…

SLTA news and updates 30th march

Latest updates from The SLTA on job retention scheme, furlough guidance (including template letter), national volunteering plan and PRS/PPL. FURTHER…

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Trade groups raise concerns on grant support with Finance Minister
In a joint letter to the Finance Minister, Kate Forbes, trade organisations, including the SLTA,…

Trade groups raise concerns on grant support with Finance Minister

In a joint letter to the Finance Minister, Kate Forbes, trade organisations, including the SLTA, have raised their concerns over…

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Licensed premises security update
Best Bar None Scotland is warning all licensed premises and supply chains that thieves are…

Licensed premises security update

Best Bar None Scotland is warning all licensed premises and supply chains that thieves are looking to exploit the COVID-19…

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Support for the Scottish Licensed Trade
As Scotland's hospitality and #licensed #trade charity, The Ben is increasingly concerned about the impact of #Coronavirus on the people…

Support for the Scottish Licensed Trade

As Scotland's hospitality and #licensed #trade charity, The Ben is increasingly concerned about the impact of #Coronavirus on the people of our industry both in…

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New support for the self-employed
Yesterday the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the next economic steps to help the self employed. In…

New support for the self-employed

Yesterday the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the next economic steps to help the self employed. In his statement the Chancellor said:-…

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SLTA NEWS AND UPDATES 27th MARCH
HMRC has just announced updates to the guidance for employers on the Coronavirus Job Retention…

SLTA NEWS AND UPDATES 27th MARCH

HMRC has just announced updates to the guidance for employers on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. A letter to employers…

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MESSAGE FROM THE NEW SLTA PRESIDENT
Today the SLTA installed it’s 54th President in a somewhat unusual manner reflecting the current times…

MESSAGE FROM THE NEW SLTA PRESIDENT

Today the SLTA installed it’s 54th President in a somewhat unusual manner reflecting the current times we are all living in…

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SLTA COVID-19 NEWS AND UPDATES 25th MARCH
The SLTA seeks clarification on the Job Retention Scheme. New Office Bearers announced and membership…

SLTA COVID-19 NEWS AND UPDATES 25th MARCH

The SLTA seeks clarification on the Job Retention Scheme. New Office Bearers announced and membership fees suspended. Updates from Brewers…

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SLTA COVID-19 NEWS AND UPDATES 24th MARCH
£1 Billion Business Support Fund Opens Businesses can now apply for grants to help them…

SLTA COVID-19 NEWS AND UPDATES 24th MARCH

£1 Billion Business Support Fund Opens Businesses can now apply for grants to help them deal with the impact of…

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SLTA COVID-19 NEWS AND UPDATES 23rd MARCH
Job Retention Scheme Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers will be able…

SLTA COVID-19 NEWS AND UPDATES 23rd MARCH

Job Retention Scheme Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers will be able to access support to continue…

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GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE UPDATES
Following the Prime Minister and the Chancellor's announcements yesterday afternoon, the Government updated a number…

GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE UPDATES

Following the Prime Minister and the Chancellor's announcements yesterday afternoon, the Government updated a number of guidance documents which were…

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Chancellor Announces Further Aid to Businesses
COVID-19 - Chancellor Announces Further Aid to Businesses In response to the Chancellors announcement earlier…

Chancellor Announces Further Aid to Businesses

COVID-19 - Chancellor Announces Further Aid to Businesses In response to the Chancellors announcement earlier this evening the SLTA said:-…

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Boris Johnson announces closure of all UK pubs and restaurants
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the UK government is telling pubs, cafes, nightclubs,…

Boris Johnson announces closure of all UK pubs and restaurants

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the UK government is telling pubs, cafes, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, theatres, leisure centres…

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COVID-19 UPDATES AND NEWS – 20th MARCH
Legislation will bolster COVID-19 response. New measures contained in the UK Coronavirus Bill will help…

COVID-19 UPDATES AND NEWS – 20th MARCH

Legislation will bolster COVID-19 response. New measures contained in the UK Coronavirus Bill will help enhance Scotland’s response to COVID-19…

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SLTA COVID-19 NEWS 19th MARCH
Commercial Rates  The Scottish Government’s Q & A website on the emergency measures and funding…

SLTA COVID-19 NEWS 19th MARCH

Commercial Rates  The Scottish Government’s Q & A website on the emergency measures and funding announced for commercial rates reliefs…

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Scottish Government Providing Support During Economic Emergency
Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has addressed the Scottish Parliament on the economic impact of COVID-19…

Scottish Government Providing Support During Economic Emergency

Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has addressed the Scottish Parliament on the economic impact of COVID-19 in Scotland. In her statement…

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Star Pubs and Bars Suspend the collection of rent and all associated charges until at least April
In a message to all Star Pubs and Bars leased and tenanted pubs, Lawson Mountstevens, Managing…

Star Pubs and Bars Suspend the collection of rent and all associated charges until at least April

In a message to all Star Pubs and Bars leased and tenanted pubs, Lawson Mountstevens, Managing Director of Star Pubs &…

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Scottish schools to close at the end of the week
The Scottish Government has announced that the Education Secretary will make a statement to Parliament tomorrow regarding…

Scottish schools to close at the end of the week

The Scottish Government has announced that the Education Secretary will make a statement to Parliament tomorrow regarding schools and the measures being…

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Greene King delays rent collection
Greene King is delaying rent collection and other charges following the Prime Minister's suggestion that "people should…

Greene King delays rent collection

Greene King is delaying rent collection and other charges following the Prime Minister's suggestion that "people should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and…

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SLTA COVID-19 NEWS 18th MARCH
Yesterday the Westminster Government unveiled a package of financial measures to shore up the economy…

SLTA COVID-19 NEWS 18th MARCH

Yesterday the Westminster Government unveiled a package of financial measures to shore up the economy against the coronavirus impact. It includes…

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Sky TV and BT SPORTS to suspend charges
In a recent announcement, Sky TV said:- “We understand that these are challenging times for…

Sky TV and BT SPORTS to suspend charges

In a recent announcement, Sky TV said:- “We understand that these are challenging times for many of our Sky Business…

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Scottish Tourism Alliance requests immediate additional measures from the Scottish Government
The SLTA is a member of the Scottish Tourism Alliance - the group has requested…

Scottish Tourism Alliance requests immediate additional measures from the Scottish Government

The SLTA is a member of the Scottish Tourism Alliance - the group has requested immediate additional measures from the…

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Covid-19 guidance for the hospitality industry
Up-to-date guidance from The SLTA to business owners and their employees on the Coronavirus (COVID…

Covid-19 guidance for the hospitality industry

Up-to-date guidance from The SLTA to business owners and their employees on the Coronavirus (COVID – 19). There is a…

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SLTA postpones AGM
The SLTA has taken the decision to postpone the Association’s AGM, which was due to…

SLTA postpones AGM

The SLTA has taken the decision to postpone the Association’s AGM, which was due to take place on 26 March,…

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SLTA calls on Westminster Government to think again on the new points based immigration system
The Westminster Government must reconsider its plans on immigration to avert the devastating impact which…

SLTA calls on Westminster Government to think again on the new points based immigration system

The Westminster Government must reconsider its plans on immigration to avert the devastating impact which will be borne by the…

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SLTA Welcomes changes to Commercial Rates
Last week the Scottish Government presented its 2020-21 Draft Budget which made some welcome changes…

SLTA Welcomes changes to Commercial Rates

Last week the Scottish Government presented its 2020-21 Draft Budget which made some welcome changes to the Commercial Rating System…

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Bill to protect Scotland’s pubs lodged at Parliament
A landmark Bill to deliver greater fairness and choice for Scotland’s pubs has been lodged…

Bill to protect Scotland’s pubs lodged at Parliament

A landmark Bill to deliver greater fairness and choice for Scotland’s pubs has been lodged at the Scottish Parliament. By…

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SLTA stalwart Billy Gold wins rare bottle of Whyte & Mackay
Proprietor of the Hielan Jessie in Glasgow’s Gallowgate, Billy Gold, is one of the recipients…

SLTA stalwart Billy Gold wins rare bottle of Whyte & Mackay

Proprietor of the Hielan Jessie in Glasgow’s Gallowgate, Billy Gold, is one of the recipients of a rare bottle of…

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SLTA welcomes Holyrood decision to retain the Uniform Business Rate and national rates reliefs
Following concerted efforts by the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) and other industry groups to…

SLTA welcomes Holyrood decision to retain the Uniform Business Rate and national rates reliefs

Following concerted efforts by the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) and other industry groups to retain the UBR and national…

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Brexit uncertainty fails to dampen optimism and growth for Scotland’s licensed trade
The Scottish Licensed Trade Association today releases its annual On-trade Christmas/New Year Market Review, sponsored…

Brexit uncertainty fails to dampen optimism and growth for Scotland’s licensed trade

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association today releases its annual On-trade Christmas/New Year Market Review, sponsored by KPMG UK, containing key…

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STLA collaborates with other business groups to save the uniform business rate
The Scottish Licensed Trade Association is collaborating with other leading business groups and sectoral trade…

STLA collaborates with other business groups to save the uniform business rate

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association is collaborating with other leading business groups and sectoral trade associations in a bid to…

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Press Enquries

Paul Waterson, SLTA Media Spokesperson, brings a wealth of knowledge on and experience in the Scottish Licensed Trade Industry.   For any press or media enquiries Paul can be contacted on 07768-977102 or info@theslta.co.uk

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