Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Tag: Scottish Tourism Alliance

Two-metre distancing still stands for most pubs

Empty pub 2 metre social distancing
Whilst thousands of protestors amass in the streets with barely a peep from government, the UK’s publicans are still staring down the barrel of a two-metre distancing guideline which will prevent almost a quarter of them from opening until late summer.

Sturgeon steps-in to hand tourist tax debate to national consultation

Nicola Sturgeon
At the Scottish Tourism Alliance conference this week, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon entered the long-running debate on the country’s need for a tourist levy, taking the issue out of council hands, and putting it up for a national consultation. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that there is to be a national consultation on councils getting the power to...

Scotland’s finance secretary announces business rates cap

Coinslot - Secretary Scotland Finance
Scotland’s finance secretary has moved to calm concerns over sharp business rate rises by capping increases at 12.5 percent for 8,500 hospitality firms, but some believe this to be but a temporary fix for a deeper issue.   The Scottish finance secretary has backtracked over raising business rates and announced a 12.5 percent cap on rate increases for 8,500 hospitality firms. The...