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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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SLTA News and Updates 21st October
The First Minister’s Statement today included extended restriction on the Licensed Trade and the introduction…

SLTA News and Updates 21st October

The First Minister’s Statement today included extended restriction on the Licensed Trade and the introduction of a tiered system for…

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SLTA News and Updates 20th October
Applications for the Scottish Government’s £40M support fund package to support employees and businesses impacted…

SLTA News and Updates 20th October

Applications for the Scottish Government’s £40M support fund package to support employees and businesses impacted by the new circuit breaker…

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SLTA News and Updates 15th October
The First Minister has announced further details of the £40M support fund package that the…

SLTA News and Updates 15th October

The First Minister has announced further details of the £40M support fund package that the Scottish Government has earmarked to…

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SLTA News and Updates 12th October
Job support scheme expanded to support firms legally required to close due to Covid-19. 1.…

SLTA News and Updates 12th October

Job support scheme expanded to support firms legally required to close due to Covid-19. 1. What is it? • The…

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SLTA News and Updates 10th October
Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has outlined details of a £40 million fund to help businesses…

SLTA News and Updates 10th October

Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has outlined details of a £40 million fund to help businesses affected by temporary restrictions to…

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Donald MacLeod has been appointed an MBE for his services in Music and Charity
Donald MacLeod, a long supporter of Nordoff Robbins music therapy, has been appointed an MBE…

Donald MacLeod has been appointed an MBE for his services in Music and Charity

Donald MacLeod, a long supporter of Nordoff Robbins music therapy, has been appointed an MBE for his services in Music…

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SLTA News and Updates 9th October
Late last night the Scottish Government issued updated Covid-19 guidance for the Hospitality Sector, following…

SLTA News and Updates 9th October

Late last night the Scottish Government issued updated Covid-19 guidance for the Hospitality Sector, following the announcement on 7thOctober of…

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SLTA News and Updates 7th October
Doomsday Scenario for Scotland’s Hospitality Sector following First Minister’s Announcement. The Scottish Licensed Trade Association…

SLTA News and Updates 7th October

Doomsday Scenario for Scotland’s Hospitality Sector following First Minister’s Announcement. The Scottish Licensed Trade Association has described the First Minister’s…

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SLTA News and Updates 29th September
Scotland’s Pubs and Bars take biggest hit in the UK following implementation of early closing…

SLTA News and Updates 29th September

Scotland’s Pubs and Bars take biggest hit in the UK following implementation of early closing restrictions. The Scottish Licensed Trade…

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Amended industry guidance on 10pm closing restrictions
Scottish Government releases amended industry guidance on 10pm closing restrictions which come into effect tomorrow,…

Amended industry guidance on 10pm closing restrictions

Scottish Government releases amended industry guidance on 10pm closing restrictions which come into effect tomorrow, Friday 25th September. Due to…

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SLTA News and Updates 24th September
SLTA says Chancellor’s announcement ‘not giving us any grounds for optimism’ and calls for more…

SLTA News and Updates 24th September

SLTA says Chancellor’s announcement ‘not giving us any grounds for optimism’ and calls for more support. The Scottish Licensed Trade…

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SLTA News and Updates 22nd September
First Minister’s announcement is a bitter pill to swallow for Scotland’s pubs and bars. The…

SLTA News and Updates 22nd September

First Minister’s announcement is a bitter pill to swallow for Scotland’s pubs and bars. The Scottish Licensed Trade Association said…

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SLTA News and Updates 14th September
New Covid-19 restrictions announced last week come into place today.  Last week the First Minister confirmed…

SLTA News and Updates 14th September

New Covid-19 restrictions announced last week come into place today.  Last week the First Minister confirmed that Scotland was to remain…

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SLTA News and Updates 8th September
Scotland’s pubs and bars face unprecedented challenges with fears up to 12.5k jobs could be…

SLTA News and Updates 8th September

Scotland’s pubs and bars face unprecedented challenges with fears up to 12.5k jobs could be lost. The Scottish Licensed Trade…

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East Lothian’s Graham Blaikie invites you to help break the record for the world’s biggest online whisky tasting.
Well the day is nearly here. On Friday 4th September when 1775 whisky passport with your…

East Lothian’s Graham Blaikie invites you to help break the record for the world’s biggest online whisky tasting.

Well the day is nearly here. On Friday 4th September when 1775 whisky passport with your help we will gain the…

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SLTA News and Updates 30th August
Further regulations for the hospitality industry issued by Scottish Government on Enforcement Powers. The latest…

SLTA News and Updates 30th August

Further regulations for the hospitality industry issued by Scottish Government on Enforcement Powers. The latest Regulations published by the Scottish…

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SLTA News and Updates 27th August
Petition to extend the Eat Out to Help Out incentive. Launch of 1775 Whisky Passport,…

SLTA News and Updates 27th August

Petition to extend the Eat Out to Help Out incentive. Launch of 1775 Whisky Passport, Scotland’s newest whisky club.  East Lothian’s…

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Two minutes to help us to help you
SLTA Business Insight Survey. How has Covid-19 affected your business and what are the key…

Two minutes to help us to help you

SLTA Business Insight Survey. How has Covid-19 affected your business and what are the key challenges and issues that you…

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SLTA News and Updates 25th August
Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) supports Scottish licensed trade out of lockdown with comprehensive package. New…

SLTA News and Updates 25th August

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) supports Scottish licensed trade out of lockdown with comprehensive package. New Renfrewshire business fund now open…

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SLTA News and Updates 22nd August
Last night the Scottish Government issued updated guidance for the Hospitality and Tourism Sector on…

SLTA News and Updates 22nd August

Last night the Scottish Government issued updated guidance for the Hospitality and Tourism Sector on a number of areas including…

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SLTA News and Updates 21st August
In recent clusters, indoor hospitality settings such as bars and restaurants and social events and…

SLTA News and Updates 21st August

In recent clusters, indoor hospitality settings such as bars and restaurants and social events and gatherings in people’s homes have…

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SLTA News and Updates 14th August
The Scottish Government has today introduced new Statutory Guidance for the hospitality industry including the mandatory…

SLTA News and Updates 14th August

The Scottish Government has today introduced new Statutory Guidance for the hospitality industry including the mandatory collection of customers’ details for…

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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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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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