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Is it a matter of time? The wearing of face coverings in pubs has not been enforced (credit: Getty/monkeybusinessimages)

Concern over new variant as face masks ruled out at pubs

By The Morning Advertiser

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has voiced concern over the new Covid variant Omicron but has welcomed the Government's decision to not ‘mitigate against hospitality’ by preventing enforced use of face masks.

Pressure on the sector: Staffing levels down 18% compared to two years ago (Credit: Getty/Eugenio Marongiu)

Staffing levels 'still down 18% against 2019'

By Rebecca Weller

For the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, all sectors within hospitality saw staff headcount increase in October, compared to last year, but staffing levels were still down 18% in comparison to the same period two years ago.

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Does your business still meet legal criteria since reopening?

By Richard Bradley, solicitor, Poppleston Allen

Last year, Poppleston Allen published a detailed coronavirus pre-opening checklist and while the process of reopening has, to many, been one of tortuous evolution rather than speedy revolution, many of those considerations remain relevant today.

The Lock In Podcast season two episode one

The podcast is back! The Lock In returns for series two...

By Ed Bedington

The popular Lock In podcast makes a return for it's second season and to kick things off, the podcast team, Ed Bedington, Heath Ball and James Cuthbertson take a look at what's been happening while they've been off air, from government...

Opportunities are there: you could be running a pub (credit: Getty/gruizza)

Have you ever wanted to run your own pub?

By Gary Lloyd

Although pub operators have suffered in the past 18 months or so, the opportunity to run your own site or even expand is potentially greater than ever if you set your mind to it.

Delay crucial for success: July 2022 unrealistic for the sector (Credit: Getty/ Daniel Grizelj)

Hospitality sector shows support for DRS delay

By Rebecca Weller

The hospitality sector has shown support for Scottish minister Lorna Slater following the postponement of Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) indefinitely.

Top tips: Poppleston Allen urged operators to be prepared in understanding situations and circumstances (image: Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

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Taking care of taking care

By Andy Grimsey, partner at Poppleston Allen

Vulnerability comes in many shapes and sizes. Often people associate vulnerability with particular traits however it is important for operators of licensed premises and their teams to be aware of what makes a person vulnerable along with what can make...

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