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SLTA News and Updates 7th August
Collection of customers details to be made mandatory and new statutory guidance for indoor hospitality…

SLTA News and Updates 7th August

Collection of customers details to be made mandatory and new statutory guidance for indoor hospitality venues to be introduced. As…

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SLTA News and Updates 5th August
First Minister imposes lockdown in Aberdeen. Following an increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Aberdeen,…

SLTA News and Updates 5th August

First Minister imposes lockdown in Aberdeen. Following an increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Aberdeen, local restrictions on travel, indoor…

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SLTA News and Updates 31st July
Aberdeen City Council’s Licensing Board caps Annual Licensing Fees for the On-trade. Scotland’s original, independent…

SLTA News and Updates 31st July

Aberdeen City Council’s Licensing Board caps Annual Licensing Fees for the On-trade. Scotland’s original, independent brewery launches crowdfunding campaign based…

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SLTA News and Updates 30th July
The Scottish Government is putting in place two new funding packages worth £15 million to…

SLTA News and Updates 30th July

The Scottish Government is putting in place two new funding packages worth £15 million to support the tourism sector as…

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SLTA News and Updates 27th July
Covid-19 Supplementary Q&A for the Hospitality Sector The Scottish Government has produced a Question and…

SLTA News and Updates 27th July

Covid-19 Supplementary Q&A for the Hospitality Sector The Scottish Government has produced a Question and Answer document aimed at providing…

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SLTA News and Updates 22nd July
Update on decision by Scottish Government Ministers regarding the use of gaming machines. Following further…

SLTA News and Updates 22nd July

Update on decision by Scottish Government Ministers regarding the use of gaming machines. Following further consideration and health advice the…

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President’s Message
Good Luck Message from the SLTA President As many of us are set to reopen…

President’s Message

Good Luck Message from the SLTA President As many of us are set to reopen our business tomorrow, I thought…

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SLTA News and Updates 13th July
Scottish Alcohol Industry Launches New Confidence and Responsibility Campaign. Getting customers safely back into Scotland’s…

SLTA News and Updates 13th July

Scottish Alcohol Industry Launches New Confidence and Responsibility Campaign. Getting customers safely back into Scotland’s pubs, bars and restaurants is…

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SLTA News and Updates 10th July
The Scottish Government has today published updated guidance on 2m to 1m exemptions for the…

SLTA News and Updates 10th July

The Scottish Government has today published updated guidance on 2m to 1m exemptions for the hospitality industry. New 'Eat Out…

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SLTA News and Updates 9th July
Scotland will officially move to Phase 3 of the route map out of lockdown. First…

SLTA News and Updates 9th July

Scotland will officially move to Phase 3 of the route map out of lockdown. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced earlier…

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SLTA News and Updates 8th July
SLTA response to the Chancellor’s Summer Statement. The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) has welcomed…

SLTA News and Updates 8th July

SLTA response to the Chancellor’s Summer Statement. The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) has welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision to…

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SLTA News and Updates 4th July
New Guidance issued on Data Collection of Customers Details. Last night the Scottish Government updated…

SLTA News and Updates 4th July

New Guidance issued on Data Collection of Customers Details. Last night the Scottish Government updated the current overall sector guidance…

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SLTA News and Updates 3rd July
The Scottish Government has announced an update on the approach to physical distancing as well…

SLTA News and Updates 3rd July

The Scottish Government has announced an update on the approach to physical distancing as well as data collection of customer…

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SLTA News and Updates 2nd July
SLTA response to First Minister’s announcement on reduction of Social Distancing Parameters for the Hospitality…

SLTA News and Updates 2nd July

SLTA response to First Minister’s announcement on reduction of Social Distancing Parameters for the Hospitality Industry. In response to the…

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SLTA News and Updates 1st July
Scottish Government – Guidance on the use of Toilets. Flow launch online training modules to…

SLTA News and Updates 1st July

Scottish Government – Guidance on the use of Toilets. Flow launch online training modules to support reopening. Suggestion of quarantine…

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Industry standard and supporting mark for UK tourism
“We're Good to Go" industry standard and supporting mark for UK tourism. Scottish Government’s Updated…

Industry standard and supporting mark for UK tourism

“We're Good to Go" industry standard and supporting mark for UK tourism. Scottish Government’s Updated Route Map. Ongoing Support for…

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SLTA News and Updates 25th June
SLTA’s Response to First Minster’s Relaxation of Rules for Pubs and Hospitality Sector. Key Changes…

SLTA News and Updates 25th June

SLTA’s Response to First Minster’s Relaxation of Rules for Pubs and Hospitality Sector. Key Changes to the Job Retention Scheme…

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SLTA News and Updates 19th June
The Guidance for the tourism and hospitality sector, including procedures for staff and customer safety and…

SLTA News and Updates 19th June

The Guidance for the tourism and hospitality sector, including procedures for staff and customer safety and an operations checklist has now…

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SLTA News and Updates 18th June
The announcement by the First Minister that outdoor areas in Scotland’s pubs and bars are…

SLTA News and Updates 18th June

The announcement by the First Minister that outdoor areas in Scotland’s pubs and bars are to remain closed was met…

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SLTA News and Updates 16th June
More than 23,600 hospitality jobs on the line if social distancing guidelines are not re-examined.…

SLTA News and Updates 16th June

More than 23,600 hospitality jobs on the line if social distancing guidelines are not re-examined. 1m vs 2m - the…

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SLTA News and Updates 10th June
Hospitality and Tourism Industry to re-open on the 15th July (dependent on public health advice).…

SLTA News and Updates 10th June

Hospitality and Tourism Industry to re-open on the 15th July (dependent on public health advice). Tourism Cabinet Secretary, Fergus Ewing,…

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SLTA News and Updates 9th June
Finance Minister, Kate Forbes, announces the end of Small Business Grant and Retail, Hospitality and…

SLTA News and Updates 9th June

Finance Minister, Kate Forbes, announces the end of Small Business Grant and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Schemes. Financial Conduct Authority…

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SLTA News and Updates 5th June
Scotland’s Tourism Industry asks Scottish Government to review Social Distancing Parameters. In a joint letter…

SLTA News and Updates 5th June

Scotland’s Tourism Industry asks Scottish Government to review Social Distancing Parameters. In a joint letter to the Cabinet Secretary for…

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SLTA News and Updates 1st June
As part of the Chancellor’s announcement on Friday he confirmed the changes that would be…

SLTA News and Updates 1st June

As part of the Chancellor’s announcement on Friday he confirmed the changes that would be made to the Furlough Scheme…

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SLTA News and Updates 28th May
Being allowed by Government to open outdoor areas won’t be the saviour of our pubs,…

SLTA News and Updates 28th May

Being allowed by Government to open outdoor areas won’t be the saviour of our pubs, bars and restaurants. Following the…

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Industry survey for premises with rateable value of £51k or above
Plight of Hospitality and Tourism Businesses will not be overshadowed by focus on Scotland's Route…

Industry survey for premises with rateable value of £51k or above

Plight of Hospitality and Tourism Businesses will not be overshadowed by focus on Scotland's Route Map out of the Crisis.…

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SLTA News and Updates 22nd May
SLTA again pleads with Scottish Government to give direct grant aid support to the hospitality…

SLTA News and Updates 22nd May

SLTA again pleads with Scottish Government to give direct grant aid support to the hospitality sector with an RV >£51K. …

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SLTA News and Updates 21st May
The First Minister announced today the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 – Framework for Decision Making and Scotland’s…

SLTA News and Updates 21st May

The First Minister announced today the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 – Framework for Decision Making and Scotland’s Route Map Through and Out…

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SLTA News and Updates 20th May
Over 1000 highland hoteliers and tourism businesses urge the First Minister for clarity of direction…

SLTA News and Updates 20th May

Over 1000 highland hoteliers and tourism businesses urge the First Minister for clarity of direction and support in coming out…

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SLTA News and Updates 15th May
The SLTA has been assured that exit strategies for coming out of lock down will…

SLTA News and Updates 15th May

The SLTA has been assured that exit strategies for coming out of lock down will be decided by Scottish Government…

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SLTA News and Updates 12th May
Coronavirus job retention scheme continuing until the end of October. New study to examine policy…

SLTA News and Updates 12th May

Coronavirus job retention scheme continuing until the end of October. New study to examine policy options for reopening pubs restaurants…

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SLTA News and Updates 8th May
SLTA pushes the Pub Code adjudicator to take action now. Road map for easing lock down…

SLTA News and Updates 8th May

SLTA pushes the Pub Code adjudicator to take action now. Road map for easing lock down – SLTA wish list. Additional…

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SLTA News and Updates 5th May
SLTA joins calls for more Government support. Covid-19 Scottish Businesses Impact Survey Report. Economic outlook…

SLTA News and Updates 5th May

SLTA joins calls for more Government support. Covid-19 Scottish Businesses Impact Survey Report. Economic outlook for Scotland and the UK…

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SLTA News and Updates 30th April
Applications open for lifeline support schemes A £100 million package of additional grant support for…

SLTA News and Updates 30th April

Applications open for lifeline support schemes A £100 million package of additional grant support for small and medium sized businesses…

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SLTA News and Updates 29th April
Meeting with Cabinet Secretary, Fergus Ewing. New 100% Government backed loan scheme for small businesses.…

SLTA News and Updates 29th April

Meeting with Cabinet Secretary, Fergus Ewing. New 100% Government backed loan scheme for small businesses. Scottish Government deposit return scheme…

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SLTA News and Updates 24th April
Scottish Government publishes framework for decision making. Trade bodies meet with Scottish Government Tourism Minister.…

SLTA News and Updates 24th April

Scottish Government publishes framework for decision making. Trade bodies meet with Scottish Government Tourism Minister. Covid-19 business grants must be…

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SLTA News and Updates 20th April
Scottish Government further grant funding still not focusing on all those most in need. Further…

SLTA News and Updates 20th April

Scottish Government further grant funding still not focusing on all those most in need. Further to the Scottish Government’s announcement…

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SLTA News and Updates 16th April
Further update on covid-19 job retention scheme. Holyrood’s economy committee issues call for views from Scottish…

SLTA News and Updates 16th April

Further update on covid-19 job retention scheme. Holyrood’s economy committee issues call for views from Scottish businesses and workers. HIT Scotland…

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SLTA News and Updates 15th April
Earlier this morning the Scottish Government announced around £220 million of further grants are being…

SLTA News and Updates 15th April

Earlier this morning the Scottish Government announced around £220 million of further grants are being made available for businesses -…

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SLTA News and Updates 14th April
The Drinks Trust COVID-19 financial relief fund deadline extended until 7pm today. Updated guidance also…

SLTA News and Updates 14th April

The Drinks Trust COVID-19 financial relief fund deadline extended until 7pm today. Updated guidance also released on Coronavirus Job Retention…

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SLTA News and Updates 10th April
HMRC want to help you get ready to make a claim under the Coronavirus Job…

SLTA News and Updates 10th April

HMRC want to help you get ready to make a claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Companies House announces…

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Covid-19 – A Restaurateur’s Perspective
Alan Russell, owner of the famous Longniddry Inn, in East Lothian, and a stalwart for…

Covid-19 – A Restaurateur’s Perspective

Alan Russell, owner of the famous Longniddry Inn, in East Lothian, and a stalwart for the industry for more 38…

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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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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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