Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Tag: UK politics

Sports minister suggests age-raise on scratch-cards and lottery imminent

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Sports and civil society minister Mims Davies has said banning 16 and 17- year olds from lottery card and ticket sales would drive home the message that “gambling starts at 18”. Proscription, it seems, is the government’s preferred weapon in the arsenal. The minister responsible for gambling has indicated that the government will soon attempt to raise the legal age...

Welsh government gives Mumbles Pier plans the green light

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Having previous overridden Swansea Council to place Mumbles Pier’s redevelopment in limbo, the Welsh government has finally given it the go-ahead. Plans to redevelop the Mumbles Pier headland and foreshore will not be called in by the Welsh Government, effectively giving the project the green light to go ahead. In November it had been put in limbo when Welsh ministers intervened...

ALMR praises government for flexible work reforms

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The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has responded positively to the government’s Good Work Plan but called for a greater clarity on the provisions provided.   The UK government believes it has taken the first steps in addressing the challenges of the rapidly-changing modern work economy with the publishing of an employment regulation roadmap. The Good Work Plan comes as a...

For King and country: Tourism deserves it’s own ministry, says industry boss

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Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT chairman Dermot King has stated that tourism in the United Kingdom deserves its own ministry as the Butlins managing director looks to follow the Republic of Ireland’s example.   Dermot King, Butlins managing director and vice chairman of the BHA, and has stated that the tourism sector deserves its own ministry as he looks to lead...

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...