Thursday, January 27, 2022

Tag: General Election

Tourism VAT review set for Northern Ireland

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With its southern neighbour enjoying a tourism VAT rate of nine percent, the DUP has negotiated a consultation report to look at reducing Northern Ireland’s rate to bring parity between the borders.   The £1bn deal between the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Theresa May’s minority government has secured a consultation report into the impact of tourism VAT in Northern Ireland. The...

‘Strong, stable’, but no surprises in Tory manifesto

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No FOBT commitments from the Conservative manifesto, but a strong backing for small businesses, coastal communities and affordable energy. The only steady hand to steer a post-Brexit Britain? The Tories think so.   With a half-baked triennial review now on the backburner, the Conservative manifesto held no surprise FOBT commitments - in fact, no real surprises whatsoever - as Theresa May...

Is Corbyn’s Labour worthy of a second chance?

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Many across the country have - as early as two years ago - denounced Jeremy Corbyn as unelectable, but will his manifesto open the opportunity for public perception redemption? It’s nice for a political party to finally take a stand on FOBTs, even if the reasoning in the manifesto is one dimensional. If anything, it may urge the Tories and Lib...

What does Labour’s manifesto mean for industry?

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Labour’s manifesto for the 2017 general election pulls no punches against FOBTs, but what does the party’s other policies mean for the amusements industry?   Labour will reduce the maximum stake on FOBTS and increase the delay between spins, the party manifesto promises, as well as reviewing ‘the large-scale demise of pubs’ and improving infrastructure outside of the South-East. Leaked on 11...

Analysts predict outcome of delayed Triennial Review

With the Triennial Review pushed back “by what looks like at least six months”, Barclays and industry analysts have made predictions for the months ahead.   As the industry as a whole waits for more information on the delayed Triennial Review, Barclays and analysts from the betting industry have weighed in on what may come of the election and the subsequent...

Marcus Kravis to run for MP of Bridgewater and West Somerset

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Bacta Division 3 chairman and Liberal Democrat candidate Marcus Kravis, who also operates The Arkade in Minehead, speaks to Coinslot about the marriage between politics and small business as he stands to be both county councillor for Minehead and MP for Bridgewater and West Somerset.   Chosen to be the candidate in case of a snap general election late last year,...

Snap election likely to put Triennial “on backburner”

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With prime minister Theresa May announcing a general election only six weeks away, industry stakeholders suggest the elusive Triennial Review will “almost certainly” be slipping down the agenda.   Industry trade associations have responded positively to the government’s call for a general election on 8 June. A decision on the Triennial Review however, widely thought to have been imminent, could now...

BBPA to use General Election to focus on sector’s key issues

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The BBPA will highlight key issues for brewing and pubs in coming months following the announcement of a General Election on June 8, 2017.   Theresa May formally announced there will be a General Election on June 8, 2017 prompting a response from the British Beer & Pub Association. Commenting on the announcement, BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds said: “The debate around...

Decision on Llandudno Pier Pavilion plans likely to be postponed

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A decision on a £15m accommodation complex at the Llandudno Pier Pavilion site is likely to be deferred until after the local elections in May.   Planning officers at Conwy council are set to decide on whether to recommend the plans, but many believe the earliest a decision will be reached is now June. The plans have been splitting opinions in the...