All information contain within this update is accurate at the time of publication. During these unprecedented times where the situation is constantly changing at pace it is vital that you take expert advice where necessary. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss any issues covered in these updates further. The Hill Brown Licensing Team and the wider team at Miller Samuel Hill Brown remain committed to providing the fullest possible service for the trade at this extremely challenging time.
The Chancellor has announced that the previously announced Job Support Scheme (see our previous blog on this) will be expanded to support UK businesses required to close due to government coronavirus restrictions.
As the Scottish Government eases some of the lockdown restrictions, businesses in the hospitality sector have been able to open outdoor areas, such as beer gardens, from the 6th July 2020 and indoor areas from 15th July. As part of the re-opening the government has indicated that establishments should obtain contact details for customers so that they can be contacted as part of Track and Trace efforts in the event of a coronavirus outbreak which can be linked to the premises.