Monday, September 21, 2020

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MPs call for support measures to protect Britain’s hospitality sector

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Some 85 Conservative MPs have gathered their forces to press the chancellor for enhanced support to protect the UK’s troubled hospitality businesses.

Amendment tabled for FOBT stake reduction

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From a 21 strong group of Tory rebels, plus a UDP faction, some 74 MPs have now stepped forward to table a motion to attempt to force a government reversal on the delayed implementation of FOBT maximum betting stakes.

Treasury branded “morally reprehensible” over FOBT cut delay

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In Money Vs. Morality round two, chancellor Philip Hammond is against the ropes once again, with MPs branding the reported 2020 delay to FOBT maximum stake cuts as “morally reprehensible”. MPs including former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith, Carolyn Harris, and Ronnie Cowan, have written a letter to the Prime Minister urging her step-in on the FOBT stake cut implementation...

Hancock grilled by MPs on FOBTs

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  As the gambling industry, and many other interest groups across the country, waits for the DCMS to decide the fate of FOBTs maximum stake, culture secretary Matt Hancock faced hard questioning from MPs in parliament.   Culture secretary Matt Hancock recognised the issue of FOBTs “raises strong emotions in the House and around the country” in parliament on 8 February, as...

CAMRA campaign against “ticking time bomb” pub rates garners parliamentary support

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The budget in March was a mixed bag for pubs, with minor rates relief for many dampened by increased beer duty for all. Before the next budget on 22 November, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has piled on pressure for further relief.   The Campaign for Real Ale has warned that pub business rates are a “ticking time bomb” as...

Lower tourism VAT in the UK, government urged

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With a high VAT regime, British tourist destinations have suffered from competition elsewhere in Europe. But as visitor numbers rise thanks to a weakened pound, MPs are urging the government to keep up the momentum by cutting tourism VAT.   Two MPs are urging the government to lower tourism VAT to boost the number of visitors coming to the UK. Ross Thomson,...

Bacta launch MPs Parliamentary Luncheons programme

Aiming to foster direct contact with political decision makers around the country, Bacta is to organise a series of lunch events with coin-op stakeholders and their local MPs.   Bacta has launched the first of a programme of Parliamentary Luncheons, at which members from the association’s North West region will host local members of parliament in Westminster. This first instance of a...