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Bacta Re-opening Guidance for FECs & AGCs in England (v6.0), Scotland (v5.0) and Wales (v5.0)

Available for download, the updated Bacta Re-opening Guidance for FECs & AGCs in England, Scotland & Wales..

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Covid-19 Update

I am sure all members will be busy preparing for re-opening on May 17th.  It’s been an incredibly tough..

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RE-OPENING – SELF EXCLUSION / CUSTOMER INTERACTION

As May 17th draws nearer and you begin getting your staff ready for re-opening, we will all need to be..

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BactaPortal: Putting Social Responsibility front and centre

Bacta has launched its latest member information resource – the bactaPortal. Steph Norbury talks us..

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Bacta lays out plans for post-Covid campaign issues

Bacta has outlined the key themes in its post-Covid lobbying campaign with tax concessions and..

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Covid-19 Update

There a few of pieces of news  today. Wales – The Welsh Government has confirmed that amusement..

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Bacta Re-opening Guidance for FECs & AGCs in England v5.1

Available for download, the updated Bacta Re-opening Guidance for FECs & AGCs in England v5.1..

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Covid-19 Update

There is not a lot to report as we head towards May 17th re-opening. Here are a couple of points to note…

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Delayed AGC opening will cost the sector £40 million in lost income

Estimates calculate the decision to keep AGCs closed for an extra five weeks until May 17 will cost the..

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Covid-19 Update

As I have been saying during the current round of Regional Meetings, I think we are in the end game of the..

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Covid-19 update

Please see the short guidance note from HSE relating to the reopening of businesses which may be of interest…

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Covid-19 update

First Minister, Mark Drakeford, today provided more detail on the re-opening plans for Wales..

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Covid-19 Update

News for supply chain members.  The Government yesterday announced a £1.5 billion fund for..

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Gambling review: What does the future bring?

So what awaits the industry when the government finally concludes its gambling review?

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Covid-19 Update

The Regulations setting out amongst other things when FECs, AGCs and pubs can open under what..

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Covid-19 Update

I have already advised members about the various new grants that have been to take retail, leisure and..

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Gambling Review: “The biggest opportunity since 2005”

Bacta held its second webinar on the Gambling Review last Thursday. The webinar was hosted by..

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Covid-19 update

Commercial Evictions ban extended – The Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, today announced that the..

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Covid-19 Update

Supply chains (England) – DCMS Minister Nigel Huddleston repeated in Parliament yesterday..

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Brexit webinar examines effect on business

Bacta hosted a webinar on the subject of Brexit this morning attracting over 70 members. The webinar was..

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Budget – Update

A number of documents have been published over the course of the past 24 hours that provide some..

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Budget Update

Please find a summary of some of the relevant key announcements in today’s budget…

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Bacta Starts Legal Challenge of Government Regarding AGC Reopening

Bacta has instructed global legal firm DWF Law to challenge the thinking behind the delayed reopening of..

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Webinar: Brexit – What does it mean for me?

Just a reminder that if you haven’t already registered for the first of bacta’s Spring Webinars there is still..

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Covid-19 update

The Government last night published its detailed guidance on its re-opening plans.  You will see that it..

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Covid-19 update

Following yesterday’s news on re-opening we have spent the day in furious lobbying efforts to get AGCs..

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Covid-19 update – STOP PRESS

England – I have just been informed by DCMS that amusement arcades will be permitted to open from…

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Covid-19 update

We have now had re-opening roadmaps for Wales and England.  Scotland’s will be announced…

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Bacta calls on Commission involvement on “widespread” illegal machine sales

Bacta’s regional compliance officer David Miller has told Coinslot the illegal online sale of machines is..

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Re-opening guidance for FECs and AGCs Scotland

Updated re-opening guidance for FECs and AGCs in Scotland available to download.

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Covid-19 update

Kate Forbes, Finance Secretary, this afternoon announced that rates relief for the retail leisure and..

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White on Easter re-opening: Plan for the worst, hope for the best

Bacta CEO John White has assured members he understands the “truly desperate situation” the sector..

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Covid-19 Update

VAT – the latest VAT deferral scheme has been launched this week.  Businesses that deferred..

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Covid-19 update

Bounce Back Loans – If any member has a bounce back loan, the Chancellor has today announced..

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Covid-19 Update

Bounce Back Loans – If you have a BBL and are using the ‘Pay as you Grow’ scheme to repay the loan..

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Covid-19 Update

Rates support – As you know one of our major complaints to government over businesses support has been..

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Covid-19 update

Business Interruption Insurance – I know this remains a hot topic for a number of members and the recent..

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Bacta launch Miles for Smiles

Today we are launching Miles for Smiles, an initiative designed to give us all some much-needed fun and..

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Covid-19 Update

First Minister, Mark Drakeford today confirmed that lockdown in Wales will be extended for the next 3 weeks..

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Covid-19 Update – urgent

DCMS have asked us to provide up-to-date intelligence on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Covid-19 Update

Members will I am sure be examining the daily figures for Covid infections, hospitalisations and deaths as..

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Bacta Re-Opening Guidance for FECs and AGCs in England v5.0

Available for download, the updated Bacta Re-opening Guidance for FECs & AGCs in England v5.0

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Covid-19 update

Business Interruption Insurance – Many members were denied payouts under their BII for the closures..

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Covid-19 Update

It has been a busy week so far with various meetings taking place across England, Scotland and Wales to..

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Covid-19 update

Now we are beginning to get back into Government following the Christmas and New Year break, the..

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Covid-19 update

England – Matt Hancock has today announced that a large swathe of the country will be moving to Tier 4..

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Covid-19 Update

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has today announced that from one minute past midnight on..

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Funstation makes £4,000 Tickets2Wishes Donation

James Miller, President of bacta and Managing Director of Funstation – the nationwide FEC operator..

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Covid-19 Update

You will I am sure have woken up this morning trying to make sense of the whirlwind of announcements..

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