Hospitality workers have always been exposed to threatening and abusive behaviour from senseless – even violent – customers.
The Scottish Government's passport plans are fraught with issues and require clarification, writes Jack Cummins.
THE occasional licence: a lifeline for hundreds of businesses trading in outside areas during the pandemic – but also one of the most problematic parts of licensing legislation.
Past convictions can be a sticking point in applications
The constantly-changing road map now referred to “certain outdoor live events” being permitted, giving operators the false hope that, subject to licence conditions, these could be staged with two-metre distancing
There’s precious little good news around for the trade, but the reopening of music venues in level one and two areas has allowed a further easing of the so-called ‘music ban’ in hospitality premises permitted to serve alcohol indoors.
COVID status certificates could create a number of challenges BELIEVE it or not, there is a precedent for mandatory inoculations. The Vaccination Act of 1853 introduced...
The courts are unlikely to second-guess difficult health decisions
The pandemic has taken a wrecking ball to the hospitality sector, now staring into an abyss; and there’s a question many are asking: “Is the licensed trade being offered up as a sacrificial lamb in pursuit of an anti-alcohol strategy?"
Back in 2013, Allan Gallacher, a Glasgow barman, found himself in the dock after allegedly breaching ‘breakfast licence’ rules