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Aviation Gin campaign crosses the pond to support trade

Aviation American Gin, the brand owned by actor Ryan Reynolds, has flown its #TipYourBartenders initiative to British shores to support bartenders amid the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: trade group takes legal action on insurance

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA), a trade group representing late-night venues across the UK, is to take legal action against insurance provider Hiscox Insurance for refusing what the group describes as “legitimate insurance claims” from its members

Coronavirus: trade needs more support if social distancing measures extended

Further support for hospitality businesses is needed if social distancing measures are to be extended, trade group UK Hospitality has said

Coronavirus: Highland hotel’s ‘lifeline’ crowdfunding campaign

The family behind Dornoch Castle Hotel has raised more than £55,000 through a crowdfunding campaign launched to keep the business afloat during the coronavirus closure period

Coronavirus: Hospitality chiefs continue fight to tackle grants cap

Hospitality leaders are continuing to push for financial support for businesses with rateable values (RVs) over £50,999 which are excluded from the Scottish Government’s Coronavirus Small Business Grant scheme

Adapting in unprecedented times

Wedgwood The Restaurant made headlines by introducing a takeaway service the week before the government-ordered closure

Coronavirus: support ‘must be extended and enhanced’

Further support for businesses is needed if the hospitality industry is to weather the COVID-19 storm, according to trade group UK Hospitality, which has said the current government measures need to be “extended and enhanced”

Coronavirus: Glasgow distiller’s limited edition rum goes a long way

Wester Spirit Co has released its first white rum to help fund the production of more hand sanitiser during the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus: business grants must be paid faster, say trade groups

Trade groups say time is critical for operators who have not yet received “lifeline” business grants and that more must be done to make payments faster, after figures from the Scottish Government showed grants have so far been paid to a third of the businesses that applied

Coronavirus: still ‘no support’ for many Scottish operators

More than 1500 Scottish pubs, bars and hotels are receiving “no support” from the Scottish Government during the coronavirus shutdown, according to the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA)