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SLTA issues call for ‘level playing field’ in pubs and supermarkets duty

Published:  27 October, 2021

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) is calling on the Government to overhaul the alcohol excise duty system and introduce new measures that would create a differential between alcohol sold in pubs and supermarkets.

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UKHospitality invites industry to showcase sustainability at COP 26

Published:  19 October, 2021

Trade association UKHospitality (UKH) is inviting operators and industry representatives to attend an industry event at COP26 next month.

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UKHospitality urges backing for Hospitality Apprenticeships Week

Published:  18 October, 2021

UKHospitality (UKH) has urged the sector to use Hospitality Apprenticeships Week 2021 as a platform to champion the diverse and exciting careers on offer.

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Late-night sector loses 86,000 jobs due to pandemic

Published:  13 October, 2021

The UK’s night-time cultural economy (NTCE) sector has been ravaged by the pandemic, with around 86,000 jobs lost in the sector since the 2019 high, a new report has found.

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New campaign calls for Chancellor to keep VAT at 12.5% to support hospitality recovery

Published:  07 October, 2021

A major new campaign – #VATsEnough – is calling on the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to make the 12.5% VAT rate permanent for hospitality and tourism.

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NTIA calls Welsh Covid passport vote a ‘shambles’

Published:  06 October, 2021

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has called the vote on the introduction of Welsh Covid passports a ‘shambles’ and has called for an urgent revote.

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Government promises to engage with and listen to hospitality sector

Published:  22 September, 2021

The business minister Paul Scully MP has promised that the Government will continue to listen and engage with the sector.

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Prentis promises to work with industry on certification and Brexit/Covid fallout

Published:  28 May, 2021

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has welcomed a “positive and productive” meeting with Victoria Prentis MP where she is said to have understood the “value” of the wine and spirits industry and vowed to work closely on rebuilding post-Brexit and Covid.

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Govt delays VI-1 wine certification by six months

Published:  25 March, 2021

The government has delayed the VI-1 wine certification for wine imported to the UK from the EU by six months. 

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House of Commons in retail partnership with Digby Fine English

Published:  02 December, 2020

Sussex-based sparkling wine producer Digby Fine English has been appointed as the official supplier of English sparkling wine to the House of Commons gift shops.

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Govt delays vote on 10pm curfew as opposition mounts

Published:  07 October, 2020

The government has delayed a vote in the House of Commons on the 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants.

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Government backs down on VI-1 forms

Published:  21 October, 2019

The government has agreed to temporarily suspend the introduction of forms which were feared to create an extra layer of red tape for the wine industry in what is shaping up to be an increasingly disorderly Brexit.

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SWA in crisis meeting with govt as tariff deadline looms

Published:  17 October, 2019

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) is to meet secretary of state for trade Liz Truss later today to demand government action on the threatened US tariffs on Scotch.

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MPs demand government action on US Scotch tariffs

Published:  08 October, 2019

Scottish MPs have demanded that Boris Johnson speaks directly to US president Donald Trump to avert the imposition of 25% import tariffs on Scotch.

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WineGB welcomes MPs' support for UK wineries

Published:  07 October, 2019

WineGB has welcomed the move from a number of MPs for more support for the UK’s small vineyards.

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Call for greater clarity on low and no alcohol labelling reaches House of Commons

Published:  07 March, 2018

MPs are gathering in the House of Commons today to tackle the “confusing” labelling of low alcohol and alcohol-free drinks.

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