Thursday, January 21, 2021

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Treasury dedicates additional £4.6bn to support business through to spring

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the new round of funding - targeted in the main to the hospitality sector - would help UK business “get through the months ahead,” just as Downing Street announced that lockdown would likely last for months, not weeks. But, as the presumed heir to the Tory crown will hear over the comings days, more will be needed by the hospitality sector

‘To maintain the energy and fight through it all has been one of the toughest things..”

John White Gambling Review
I have never known anything like it in my working or personal life. A year, where dealing with the pandemic was and is totally consuming from the minute you wake up to the minute you go to bed and sometimes in your dreams.

“Enough is Enough”: Resentment grows as Tier 3 hits Britain’s coastal resorts

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Resentment is growing in the industry towards the government’s tier restrictions, with one operator, Philip Miller, going to his regional newspaper to tell the local and national government: “Enough is enough”.

Ho ho no: Government unveils new post-lockdown restrictions

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The government’s Covid-19 Winter Plan will see FECs and AGCs both facing closure in tier-three zones, whilst a further tightening on pub-trading has led UK Hospitality to claim that the government is “killing Christmas”. But that’s not the only thing the counter-Covid campaign is killing.

High street retailers warn of Nightmare November with £1.6bn a week meltdown in lost sales

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British retail is facing a ‘bloodbath’ as sales crumble and high street venues shutter. Are you listening Boris Johnson?

AGCs will be forced to close in Very High Alert areas

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Under the new restrictions announced by the Prime Minister, AGCs are included in the list of premises that will have to close in areas deemed to be Very High Alert.

Here we go again: Johnson declares 10pm curfew for hospitality trade

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A wave of new coronavirus restrictions announced by the prime minister, including a 10pm curfew on all hospitality businesses, are to go into effect from Thursday evening onwards

Downing Street to head review of Gambling Act

Gambling Act Review Autumn Downing st report
According to a report in The Guardian this weekend, not only is this government going ahead with its long-awaited review of the Gambling Act this autumn, but it’s a project being undertaken at the highest levels of state.

Marshal law: Government’s latest restrictions will have “an immediate cooling effect on public confidence

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For an industry already under pressure, the latest mini-lockdown measures unveiled by the government on Wednesday will undoubtedly be damaging, but nowhere near as worrying as the impact the announcement will have on public confidence, the industry trade bodies say

National Lottery scratchcard clampdown due “within months”

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According to a report in The Sun, Boris Johnson will soon unveil a change in the law which will raise the minimum age required to play National Lottery..

Businesses call on the PM to reduce social distancing to one metre

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Attraction and hospitality firms across the UK have called on the government to halve the two metre social distancing guideline, in order to make a reduced-capacity return to business profitable.

No early opening for pubs, and no exceptions

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Downing Street has shot down hopes that a group of MPs might twist the arm of the prime minister and “Save Summer” by allowing boozers to open early. Odd really considering the leaks linked to the very same building just a few days earlier indicated that the PM was determined to get pubs open sooner.

What’s a metre between friends? Johnson calls on scientists to review social distancing rules

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Former Conservative party leader Sir Iain-Duncan Smith has called for the government to relax proposed two-metre social-distancing guidelines for the hospitality sector, saying “flexibility” will be required in order to best kick-start the economy. And every centimetre matters; just 100 could save 20,000 pubs and the Prime Minister knows it.

Some pubs to re-open (maybe) by early July, says Boris

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In what has been touted as some long-awaited good news for the shuttered pub sectors, the latest government guidelines could permit for certain pubs to re-open as early as July 4 - given they meet all requisite social distancing pre-requisites.

Tory landslide: Bacta to apply their skill for a better prize from government

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A Conservative majority will no doubt be good for Britain’s small businesses, says Bacta’s John White - but Brexit will still have to be dealt with first.

Tories pledge new digital precedent for British gambling law

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Alongside the oft-repeated pledges to “get Brexit done,” the Conservative Party’s 2019 manifesto has sworn to “review” Britain’s “analogue” Gambling Act of 2005.

Bacta completes party programme with the Tories in Manchester

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Bacta completed its round of party political conferences last week in the company of the Boris Johnson led Conservative Party which succeeded in taking..

“Too often forgotten”: Johnson commits to seaside opportunities in new government outlook

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Within 75 minutes of taking his place as the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson gave heart to the seaside sector during his first PM questions in the House

Deal or no deal, that is the question

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“We are one country, a united homogenous state, all facing the same issues, “ said a stoic Paolo Sidoli, as Coinslot bravely tried to press the brexit..

Boris to Barry: PM in waiting visits Barry Island

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Conservative leadership contender Boris Johnson visited Barry Island on 6 July, praising the “world famous resort” ahead of a hustings at the All Nations..

UK business leaders: Brexit transition essential

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  A group of UK business leaders invited to Downing Street told prime minister Theresa May that a transition period following Brexit was absolutely essential.   The statement from the collection of around 10 industry luminaries follows close on the heels of France and Germany shooting down any misplaced hopes of Britain fast-tracking talks on reaching a transition deal. One attendee told press...