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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Coronavirus: Reopening date for Scottish hotels is crucial

In the past few days, I have seen a growing number of requests from various industry bodies looking for a date for the reopening of hotels and leisure businesses in Scotland

Property market will return to good health

Apart from stating the obvious – that no one really knows where we are and what is happening – clients, buyers, stakeholders and even my wife all regularly ask me what the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown has been on the market so far

Coronavirus: Operators should keep pushing on insurance

Business interruption insurance is intended to cover financial losses where business operations have been interrupted, because of unexpected events causing damage to the property insured. The coronavirus pandemic is definitely an unexpected event, and it has interrupted the operations of most businesses across the drinks, leisure and hospitality industry which were forced to close due to sanitation and contamination concerns

Coronavirus: Outdoor seating could be trade’s greatest asset during transition

Moving into the summer months usually brings a wave of external seating projects to us however, with the impact of COVID-19, we are looking more at robust large coverings as well to enable operators to have the comfort to deliver more structured dining covers outside as well
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Stirling study a slight on trade

Despite having been granted the same funding per business as the UK Government, the Scottish Government has decided to spend £500,000 on a small number of research projects, including one on the reopening of licensed premises

Coronavirus: Is digital the ‘new normal’?

The truth is that no one really knows when the hospitality sector will get back to normal, or what that even looks like
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Deposit return: what to expect

The forthcoming recycling initiative will introduce a few necessary changes for operators, writes David Barnes
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Don’t ignore the fire risk signs

Infringement of fire safety regulations can have unthinkable consequences, writes fire safety consultant Dene Mitchell
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Immigration challenges for hospitality industry continue

No matter what happens in this week’s general election, hiring foreign staff is about to get much more complicated, writes Iain Halliday of law firm McGill & Co
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Clean lines keep them coming back

Operators and staff are taught many things about looking after beer, but can sometimes cut corners when it comes to cellar management and cleaning, writes Jeff Singer