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Latest Licensing articles

  • Essential updates for the Food & Drink sector

    Essential updates for the Food & Drink sector

    Our latest updates for those involved in the Scottish Food & Drink sector include: the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation agreement; the Trade and Agriculture Commission Issues report; the Scotland Food & Drink Recovery Plan; and an update from the Groceries Code Adjudicator.

  • How do you get permission to use outdoor areas as Temporary Premises for the sale of alcohol?

    How do you get permission to use outdoor areas as Temporary Premises for the sale of alcohol?

    Many restaurant and licensed trade operators will be looking at car parks, service yards and other outdoor areas with a view to using these for impromptu outdoor restaurants, cafes or pop up bars as the hospitality industry in Scotland gears up for the provisional re-opening date of 15 July. While there will be an understandable rush to get venues ready for any change in the lockdown, and the authorities are showing a willingness to be flexible, there are still potential pitfalls with serious repercussions for operators.