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.
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.
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”.
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 will remain a legal requirement in the majority of indoor public spaces until at least 18th April, the first minister has said.
The legal requirement to wear face coverings in indoor settings – including hospitality venues – is to remain in place until at least early April.
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.
Scottish hospitality groups are among those backing a major UK-wide campaign designed to tackle hospitality industry staff shortages.
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 Holdings, the Scottish hospitality group, is set to move into Inverclyde for the first time with a new restaurant in Greenock.