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Rail strike will contribute to ‘perfect storm’ for hospitality

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) has warned of a “perfect storm” for hospitality businesses this summer, after the RMT rail union confirmed a UK-wide signal workers strike next week that will see around 90% of Scottish train services cancelled.

Calls for Scottish Government to release ‘unspent’ COVID funds

Business groups have called on the Scottish Government to use “unspent” COVID response money to help businesses cope with rising costs, after a report estimated that several billion pounds of funds have not been spent.

UK Hospitality: Rail pay talks must succeed

Trade group UK Hospitality has implored Scotrail and train drivers’ union Aslef to reach an agreement over pay this week, saying the current reduced train timetable is “harming city centre businesses”.

Trade welcomes lifting of face mask law on 18th April

Confirmation that the legal requirement to wear face coverings in most indoor public spaces will become guidance from 18th April has been welcomed by the hospitality industry.

Face coverings in hospitality remain until at least 18th April

Face coverings will remain a legal requirement in the majority of indoor public spaces until at least 18th April, the first minister has said.
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Face coverings law to remain until at least early April

The legal requirement to wear face coverings in indoor settings – including hospitality venues – is to remain in place until at least early April.

Passports, face masks and contact details rules to go

The Scottish Government’s COVID passport scheme is to be scrapped from next week, with facemask and contact tracing rules dropped from next month, the first minister has announced.
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Scottish operators back hospitality recruitment campaign

Scottish hospitality groups are among those backing a major UK-wide campaign designed to tackle hospitality industry staff shortages.

Price rises ‘inevitable’ as costs increase

It is now “inevitable” that many in the hospitality industry will have to raise their prices this year, in the face of rising costs, according to UK Hospitality.

Buzzworks sets sail to Greenock

Buzzworks Holdings, the Scottish hospitality group, is set to move into Inverclyde for the first time with a new restaurant in Greenock.


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