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Coviv-19 Update

The new Tiered system of lockdowns commenced today.  Our ask to have AGCs open in Tier 3 under the..

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Covid-19 Update

Following the straw poll of members on Friday members were split in their views as to whether opening..

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Re-opening guidance for AGCs and FECs – England v4.8

Please find available the updated Bacta Re-opening Guidance for FECs & AGCs in England v4.8

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Covid-19 update

Today Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, revealed which parts of England would sit in what Tier Levels..

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Covid-19 Update

Firstly can I remind all members that our Annual General Meeting and Convention is on Thursday…

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Covid-19 Update – Stop Press – England

The Prime Minister has today updated parliament on the regime that will apply in England after the National..

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Covid-19 Update

Whilst the news about the Covid-19 vaccines this week provided a bit of good news for a change we still have..

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Covid-19 Update

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, today confirmed as expected that 11 local authorities would move up to level 4 this..

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Covid-19 Update

We are continuing to press both for progress on the music in pubs issue and the need for AGCs to..

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Bacta Bans Under 18s Playing Category D Cash Fruit Machines

Bacta Division 1 members have voluntarily raised the age limit for players to play Category D cash fruit..

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Covid-19 update

As expected the First Minister today did not relax any of the restrictions currently in place.

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Bacta is still brightening lives says Rays of Sunshine

Over the past few months, Rays of Sunshine have continued to bring sunshine and smiles to seriously and..

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Bacta Re-opening Guidance for FECs & AGCs in England – Updated v4.7

Please find available for download, the updated Bacta Re-opening Guidance for FECs & AGCs in England v4.7

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Covid-19 Update – STOP PRESS

The Chancellor has this afternoon confirmed that the furlough scheme will be extended until March paying.. 

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Covid-19 Update

More details emerged in advance of today’s lockdown. The Regulations have now been published.

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Bacta launches EAG Online 2021

The Entertainment, Attractions & Gaming International Expo (EAG), will go ahead as an online event..

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COVID-19 UPDATE

There is little more detail than that circulated in yesterday’s update.  The links provided will take you..

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BACTA SLAMS NEW LOCKDOWN IN ENGLAND

The Prime Minister’s announcement of a new full lockdown in England is yet another blow to the..

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COVID -19 UPDATE

As you will no doubt have seen, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson yesterday announced that England will..

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COVID-19 UPDATE – STOP PRESS

Further to the news in my previous Update we have just had an urgent call with the Scottish Government..

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Covid-19 Update

Despite being announced and confirmed earlier this week that amusement arcades can open in Level 2..

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Covid-19 Update

Details of the Nottingham and surrounding area (Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield…

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Covid-19 update

Further areas in and around Warrrington and in and around Nottingham are being placed in Tier 3..

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Covid-19 update

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today (Friday) announced that Scotland will adopt a tiered approach..

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Very High Alert as AGCs Will Be Forced to Close

Under the new restrictions announced by the Prime Minister last night, Adult Gaming Centres (AGCs) are..

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Bacta Convention to be Addressed by Alex Sobel MP

Alex Sobel, MP Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) will address bacta members at..

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Covid-19 update

The Chancellor yesterday announced a number of significant enhancements to the Job Support Scheme.

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COVID-19 STOP PRESS

Further to our Update last night there was a bit of confusion about when the Manchester lockdown begins. It is..

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Covid-19 Stop Press

England – As I am sure you have heard, the Greater Manchester area is to go into Tier 3 lockdown from..

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Bacta Contributes to APPG Discussion

Bacta President James Miller and Trevor Sutton, Chairman of bacta Division One, contributed to an APPG..

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Covid-19 Update

Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford, today announced that the Country will be put back into a short lockdown..

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Covid-19 Update

It has been a whirlwind of a week for the industry.  We lobbied hard against the curfew and we saw some…

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Covid-19 Update

It appears that the inclusion of AGCs in the Tier 3 restrictions in Liverpool Region yesterday was at the..

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Covid-19 update

Today the Prime Minister announced a new response to the pandemic for England, introducing a three tier ..

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Covid-19 Update

The Chancellor has just announced an extension to the Job Support Scheme which will offer extra..

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Curfew Cuts Customer Play of Pub Machines by 40%

Figures released by CLMS – which collects data from over 12,000 pub machines – reveal that curfew..

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Covid-19 Update

The Government on Friday published the detailed guidance on the Job Retention Bonus…

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COVID-19 Update

Amongst the plethora of local measures this week the lockdown in Caerphilly has been..

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Bacta releases disturbing results of redundancy survey

A survey of members carried out by bacta last week reveals shocking rates of redundancy, with almost..

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Covid-19 Update

I just wanted to give members a quick update on where we are…

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Updated COVID-19 guidelines for the safe operation of FECs & AGCs in England (V4.6)

Bacta members operating FECs and/or AGCs are advised to utilise the following menu of operational..

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Covid-19 Update

The detail surrounding the announcements from the Governments of England, Scotland..

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The Chancellor Announces Jobs Support Scheme

Yesterday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a number of measures in his Winter Economy Plan to..

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Covid-19 Update

The Chancellor has just announced additional support measures for business including a replacement for..

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COVID-19 UPDATE – ENGLAND

The Government last night published more information on what businesses can and can’t do following..

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COVID-19 UPDATE STOP PRESS

The nations of the United Kingdom have today announced a series of additional measures in the fight..

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Covid-19 Update

You will have no doubt have heard the news over the weekend and briefings today in London and Edinburgh.

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COVID-19 UPDATE – STOP PRESS

The Government has this afternoon announced further restrictions for areas of England.  In Scotland..

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Bacta Re-opening Guidance for FECs & AGCs in England – Updated

Updated re-opening guidance for FECs and AGCs in England v4.5 available for download

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Restrictions on Business – Reports overnight of a potential ‘circuit break’ of restrictions on the population..

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