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Financial support for Level 3 businesses
Financial support available to businesses in areas that remain under COVID-19 Level 3 restrictions -…

Financial support for Level 3 businesses

Financial support available to businesses in areas that remain under COVID-19 Level 3 restrictions - currently Moray and Glasgow City…

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Further easing of COVID restrictions confirmed for 17 May
Further easing of restrictions as most of mainland Scotland moves to Level 2, with a…

Further easing of COVID restrictions confirmed for 17 May

Further easing of restrictions as most of mainland Scotland moves to Level 2, with a further relaxation on restrictions for…

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Scottish Music Industry on brink of collapse
Leading figures of the Scottish Commercial Music Industry Task Force have called on the Scottish…

Scottish Music Industry on brink of collapse

Leading figures of the Scottish Commercial Music Industry Task Force have called on the Scottish Government to step up and…

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New Physical Distancing Guidance
Updated guidance on physical distancing measures has now been confirmed and  just been updated this morning.…

New Physical Distancing Guidance

Updated guidance on physical distancing measures has now been confirmed and  just been updated this morning. This guidance includes information on…

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Helping your business to reopen safely toolkit
Re-opening toolkit specifically for the hospitality industry is now available from the Scottish Government. This…

Helping your business to reopen safely toolkit

Re-opening toolkit specifically for the hospitality industry is now available from the Scottish Government. This resource can be downloaded and…

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Scotland’s night time economy ‘on brink of collapse’
The Night Time Industries Association is today warning of an impending unemployment tsunami, with up…

Scotland’s night time economy ‘on brink of collapse’

The Night Time Industries Association is today warning of an impending unemployment tsunami, with up to 24,000 jobs thought to…

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New updated guidance for the hospitality industry
The Scottish Government have tonight released new updated guidance for the hospitality industry.   There will be…

New updated guidance for the hospitality industry

The Scottish Government have tonight released new updated guidance for the hospitality industry.   There will be further updates, but the new…

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Whisky Tasting Event for Charity
The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) is organising a very special, hybrid, whisky tasting event…

Whisky Tasting Event for Charity

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) is organising a very special, hybrid, whisky tasting event on 28th April at 19:30 in…

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SLTA News and Updates 14th April
Yesterday the First Minister gave an update on changes to COVID-19 restrictions. She said, while…

SLTA News and Updates 14th April

Yesterday the First Minister gave an update on changes to COVID-19 restrictions. She said, while the data will continue to…

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SLTA News and Updates 6th April
From 26 April it is expected that the tourism and hospitality industry will begin to…

SLTA News and Updates 6th April

From 26 April it is expected that the tourism and hospitality industry will begin to reopen albeit under extremely restrictive…

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SLTA News and Updates 23rd March
Scottish Thistle Awards 2021/22 programme cancelled. Due to the continued pressure and uncertainty that Scotland’s…

SLTA News and Updates 23rd March

Scottish Thistle Awards 2021/22 programme cancelled. Due to the continued pressure and uncertainty that Scotland’s tourism, hospitality and events industries…

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SLTA News and Updates 22nd March
Non-Domestic Rates Government Support, the Strategic Framework Business Fund and the Restart Grants. Retail, Hospitality,…

SLTA News and Updates 22nd March

Non-Domestic Rates Government Support, the Strategic Framework Business Fund and the Restart Grants. Retail, Hospitality, Leisure & Aviation Rates Relief.…

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SLTA News and Updates 16th March
‘Tough times ahead’ for licensed hospitality sector, warns SLTA, following the First Minister’s statement today.…

SLTA News and Updates 16th March

‘Tough times ahead’ for licensed hospitality sector, warns SLTA, following the First Minister’s statement today. The SLTA has expressed bitter…

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SLTA News and Updates 15th March
Scottish Hospitality Trade Bodies Provide Government with Route Out of Lockdown. A united set of…

SLTA News and Updates 15th March

Scottish Hospitality Trade Bodies Provide Government with Route Out of Lockdown. A united set of recommendations from organisations representing Scotland’s…

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SLTA News and Updates 9th March
First Minister confirms 'indicative timeline' announcement on economy reopening for 16th March First Minister, Nicola…

SLTA News and Updates 9th March

First Minister confirms 'indicative timeline' announcement on economy reopening for 16th March First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon confirmed this afternoon that…

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Response to Chancellor’s Budget
UK Chancellor’s Budget offers short-term fix but no longer-term vision. The Scottish Licensed Trade Association…

Response to Chancellor’s Budget

UK Chancellor’s Budget offers short-term fix but no longer-term vision. The Scottish Licensed Trade Association has welcomed the decision by…

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SLTA News and Updates 3rd March
The recent announcement of an extension of the ‘hospitality’ rates relief in Scotland until 31st…

SLTA News and Updates 3rd March

The recent announcement of an extension of the ‘hospitality’ rates relief in Scotland until 31st March 2022 is welcome news…

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SLTA News and Updates 23rd February
Scotland’s phased and careful approach to easing lockdown restrictions while continuing to suppress Coronavirus (COVID-19)…

SLTA News and Updates 23rd February

Scotland’s phased and careful approach to easing lockdown restrictions while continuing to suppress Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been outlined by the…

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SLTA News and Updates 17th February
Finance Minister announces non-domestic rates relief will be extended even further. Scottish Government likely to…

SLTA News and Updates 17th February

Finance Minister announces non-domestic rates relief will be extended even further. Scottish Government likely to advise against booking Easter holidays…

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SLTA News and Updates 16th February
SLTA slams University of Stirling survey of just 29 premises that claims licensed trade has…

SLTA News and Updates 16th February

SLTA slams University of Stirling survey of just 29 premises that claims licensed trade has not adhered to Covid guidelines.…

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SLTA News and Updates 10th February
Businesses will need to apply for extended Scottish Government Rates Relief. Bounce back loan borrowers…

SLTA News and Updates 10th February

Businesses will need to apply for extended Scottish Government Rates Relief. Bounce back loan borrowers can delay repayments by extra…

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SLTA News and Updates 4th February
The BEN Auction is NOW LIVE! They have some AMAZING prizes up for grabs! Scotland’s…

SLTA News and Updates 4th February

The BEN Auction is NOW LIVE! They have some AMAZING prizes up for grabs! Scotland’s drinks and hospitality industry has…

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SLTA News and Updates 3rd February
Last Chance to apply for the Covid-19 Strategic Framework Business Fund/Top Up Grants – Deadline…

SLTA News and Updates 3rd February

Last Chance to apply for the Covid-19 Strategic Framework Business Fund/Top Up Grants – Deadline 5th February. Details of all…

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SLTA News and Updates 28th January
Stay of Execution - Rates relief for sectors worst hit by pandemic. Retail, hospitality, leisure…

SLTA News and Updates 28th January

Stay of Execution - Rates relief for sectors worst hit by pandemic. Retail, hospitality, leisure and aviation businesses will get…

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SLTA News and Updates 15th January
From Saturday 16 January 2021, in Level 4 lockdown areas, new restrictions come into force…

SLTA News and Updates 15th January

From Saturday 16 January 2021, in Level 4 lockdown areas, new restrictions come into force for food and drink takeaway…

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SLTA News and Updates 14th January
Further measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and limit non-essential contact will…

SLTA News and Updates 14th January

Further measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and limit non-essential contact will be introduced this weekend. Nobody…

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SLTA News and Updates 12th January
Scottish Food Businesses insist takeaways should remain permitted. Ten representative organisations, including the SLTA, from…

SLTA News and Updates 12th January

Scottish Food Businesses insist takeaways should remain permitted. Ten representative organisations, including the SLTA, from across Scotland’s Food and Drink…

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SLTA News and Updates 11th January
A significant top-up to the grant support available for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses across…

SLTA News and Updates 11th January

A significant top-up to the grant support available for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses across Scotland closed by level 4…

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SLTA News and Updates 5th January
Mainland Scotland now in lockdown with a new legal requirement forbidding anyone from leaving their…

SLTA News and Updates 5th January

Mainland Scotland now in lockdown with a new legal requirement forbidding anyone from leaving their home except for essential purposes.…

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Lifeline support package announced today
£104.3m lifeline support package targeted for key sectors within the tourism and hospitality industry across…

Lifeline support package announced today

£104.3m lifeline support package targeted for key sectors within the tourism and hospitality industry across Scotland announced today. The funding…

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SLTA News and Updates 21st December
Whisky auction only days away with all proceeds going to Scottish drinks industry charity, The…

SLTA News and Updates 21st December

Whisky auction only days away with all proceeds going to Scottish drinks industry charity, The BEN. The charity supports people…

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SLTA News and Updates 15th December
Future of 1800 Scottish hospitality businesses and 32,500 workers could be secured by limited restriction…

SLTA News and Updates 15th December

Future of 1800 Scottish hospitality businesses and 32,500 workers could be secured by limited restriction changes, new economic impact study…

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SLTA News and Updates 10th December
From Saturday 12th December hospitality venues across Scotland will be able to play low level background…

SLTA News and Updates 10th December

From Saturday 12th December hospitality venues across Scotland will be able to play low level background sound again, including music and…

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SLTA News and Updates 9th December
Scottish Government Finance Minister announces new £185 million Covid-19 support package targeted at sectors in…

SLTA News and Updates 9th December

Scottish Government Finance Minister announces new £185 million Covid-19 support package targeted at sectors in need.  SLTA slams support as a…

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SLTA News and Updates 8th December
New Coronavirus levels announced by the First Minister gives little cheer for Christmas tiers. Earlier…

SLTA News and Updates 8th December

New Coronavirus levels announced by the First Minister gives little cheer for Christmas tiers. Earlier today the First Minister announced  that…

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SLTA News and Updates 4th December
SLTA calls on Scottish Government to ‘step up to the plate’ to ensure survival of…

SLTA News and Updates 4th December

SLTA calls on Scottish Government to ‘step up to the plate’ to ensure survival of licensed hospitality trade. With a…

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Battle Continues to Save The Scottish Hospitality Sector
Government fails to satisfy industry concerns which led to a pre-action letter for a Judicial…

Battle Continues to Save The Scottish Hospitality Sector

Government fails to satisfy industry concerns which led to a pre-action letter for a Judicial Review. Last month five of…

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SLTA News and Updates 17th November
Moving parts of west central Scotland into level four effectively signals permanent closure for many…

SLTA News and Updates 17th November

Moving parts of west central Scotland into level four effectively signals permanent closure for many licensed hospitality premises, the Scottish…

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SLTA News and Updates 13th November
Scottish Government release more details on the Strategic Framework Business Fund for businesses required to…

SLTA News and Updates 13th November

Scottish Government release more details on the Strategic Framework Business Fund for businesses required to close by law or to…

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Job Retention Scheme Extended
SLTA News and Updates 5th November
Workers across the United Kingdom will benefit from increased support with a five-month extension of…

SLTA News and Updates 5th November

Workers across the United Kingdom will benefit from increased support with a five-month extension of the furlough scheme into Spring…

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SLTA News and Updates 3rd November
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has now been extended with the UK government paying…

SLTA News and Updates 3rd November

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has now been extended with the UK government paying 80% of wages for the…

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SLTA News and Updates 31st October
Millions of jobs will continue to be supported as Job Support Scheme launches. Scottish hospitality…

SLTA News and Updates 31st October

Millions of jobs will continue to be supported as Job Support Scheme launches. Scottish hospitality sector launches ‘SOS Save our…

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SLTA News and Updates 30th October
The Scottish Government has made a number of announcements on support measures and changes to…

SLTA News and Updates 30th October

The Scottish Government has made a number of announcements on support measures and changes to their guidance package on the…

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SLTA News and Updates 29th October
New tiers will lead to ‘confusion and distress’ for hospitality industry, says SLTA. Today’s confirmation…

SLTA News and Updates 29th October

New tiers will lead to ‘confusion and distress’ for hospitality industry, says SLTA. Today’s confirmation of the Scottish Government’s five-tier…

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SLTA News and Updates 28th October
Scottish Government responds to licensed hospitality sector’s pre-action letter for a judicial review. Following the…

SLTA News and Updates 28th October

Scottish Government responds to licensed hospitality sector’s pre-action letter for a judicial review. Following the unprecedented steps, taken by five…

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SLTA News and Updates 27th October
Scotland’s licensed hospitality sector presents the Scottish Government with an alternative workable Strategic Framework ahead…

SLTA News and Updates 27th October

Scotland’s licensed hospitality sector presents the Scottish Government with an alternative workable Strategic Framework ahead of the debate in the…

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SLTA News and Updates 26th October
The Scottish Government's Tourism Recovery Task Force has published its recommendations for supporting the sector’s…

SLTA News and Updates 26th October

The Scottish Government's Tourism Recovery Task Force has published its recommendations for supporting the sector’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.…

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HMRC publish further information on the Job Support Scheme
HMRC have published further information on the Job Support Scheme – including how you can…

HMRC publish further information on the Job Support Scheme

HMRC have published further information on the Job Support Scheme – including how you can check if you’re eligible and…

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SLTA News and Updates 23rd October
At today’s media briefing the First Minister outlined the Scottish Government’s new five-level framework which…

SLTA News and Updates 23rd October

At today’s media briefing the First Minister outlined the Scottish Government’s new five-level framework which will allow for a refreshed…

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The battle is now on to save the Scottish Hospitality Sector
Five of Scotland’s Hospitality Industry bodies have taken the unprecedented step of commencing the legal…

The battle is now on to save the Scottish Hospitality Sector

Five of Scotland’s Hospitality Industry bodies have taken the unprecedented step of commencing the legal process against restrictions imposed on…

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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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