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Thursday, December 2, 2021

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The top stories and latest news, dedicated to the licensed trade in Scotland.

SLTA: reform duty system in favour of the on-trade

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association is calling on Westminster to reform the alcohol duty system in order to create a ‘differential’ between alcohol sold in the on and off-trades.

Vaccine passport enforcement commences

Enforcement of the Scottish Government’s vaccine passport scheme commences today (18th October), a fortnight after the scheme went live.

Passport launch ‘a shambles’

The launch of the Scottish Government’s vaccine passport scheme has been a “shambles”, according to late-night trade group the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) Scotland.

NTIA ‘deeply disappointed’ at legal ruling

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) Scotland has said that it is “deeply disappointed” after a judge refused to uphold its challenge against the Scottish Government’s vaccination passport scheme.

Fortnight grace period for vaccine passports

Premises required to implement the Scottish Government’s vaccine passport scheme will have a fortnight’s ‘grace period’ to implement the system before facing enforcement, the first minister has said.

Late-night bars can alter operation to avoid passport scheme

Pubs and bars that operate after midnight and which were classed as ‘nightclubs’ for the purposes of the Scottish Government’s vaccination certification scheme will be able to opt out of the scheme by altering their operation, the government has said.

NTIA launches legal challenge to vaccine passports

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) is launching legal action against the Scottish Government’s vaccination certification scheme.

Sturgeon sets out ‘nightclub’ criteria for certification scheme

The Scottish Government has moved to clarify which late-night venues will be affected by the upcoming COVID vaccination certificate scheme.
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Parliament passport vote ‘extremely disappointing’

Confirmation that Scotland’s vaccine certification scheme will go ahead has been described as “extremely disappointing”.

Staff will be exempt from vaccine certification

Employees in late-night venues will be exempt from the Scottish Government’s proposed vaccine certification (or ‘passport’) scheme, according to documents published today (9th September).