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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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COVID-19 UPDATE

England – Track and Trace.  We still do not have the final regulations prior to Friday’s introduction of the..

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Bacta cancels EAG 2021

Following an Emergency National Council held by bacta today, the decision has been taken to cancel the..

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COVID-19 UPDATE

You will have heard that Wales and Scotland are now also introducing their own “Rule of Six”. However..

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The Cullis’: ‘Proud to be a fourth generation family business’

As part of its Year of the Coast campaign, Bacta took to Scotland to trace the history of Cullis’s..

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IGRG – GAMBLING INDUSTRY CODE FOR SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ADVERTISING

Implemented from 1st October 2020, below is the link to download Gambling Industry Code for..

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Bacta rallies the industry around its SOS call

Bacta has launched an industry-wide campaign to bring the message home to the legislators: Save Our Seaside.

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Covid-19 Update: Re-opening guidance for FECs and AGCs Scotland

The First Minister has just confirmed that amusement arcades can re-open on 24th August subject to strict..

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We Are Amused! Welsh Arcade Welcomes Royalty

Last week, Island Leisure in Barry Island, South Wales welcomed two very special guests – the Duke and..

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COVID-19 Update

A number of members have been asking me about the rules around face coverings.  Here is a short summary..

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COVID-19 UPDATE

The expanded list of premises within which customers must wear face masks includes amusement arcades..

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COVID-19 UPDATE STOP PRESS – Bowling Alleys & Casinos to remain closed

The Prime Minister has just announced that businesses due to open tomorrow in England including..

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COVID-19 UPDATE – STOP PRESS

You will have heard the news about the additional lockdown measures in Greater Manchester and nearby areas..

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COVID-19 Guidelines for the safe operation of Family Entertainment Centres and Adult Gaming Centres in England

Guidelines for the safe operation of Family Entertainment Centres and Adult Gaming Centres in England..

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COVID-19 UPDATE SCOTLAND – STOP PRESS

It has been confirmed this lunchtime that amusement arcades will be able to open from 24th August..

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Urgent update – amusement arcades can reopen in Wales from Monday

It has been announced this morning that amusement arcades can reopen in Wales from Monday…

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Scottish minister confirms arcades are eligible for 100% retail, hospitality & leisure relief

Bacta is pleased to confirm that – following discussions with Ben Macpherson MSP, members in Scotland are eligible..

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The Rt Hon Brandon Lewis CBE MP Chooses Sunbeams Play for £1k Donation

The Rt Hon Brandon Lewis CBE MP for Great Yarmouth, has nominated Sunbeams Play – a charity offering a..

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Richard Drax MP Chooses Safe In Sussex for £1k Donation

Richard Drax, MP for South Dorset, has nominated The Lantern Trust, a charity offering help and support to..

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Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP Chooses Craven Vale Community Association for £1k Donation

Lloyd Russell-Moyle, MP for Brighton Kemptown, has nominated Craven Vale Community Association to..

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Chancellor’s VAT cut doesn’t go far enough

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s £25bn package to support jobs and stimulate the economy was announced yesterday..

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Tim Loughton MP Chooses Safe In Sussex for £1k Donation

Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham, has nominated Safe in Sussex, a charity that provides…

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Stephen Morgan MP Chooses The Hive for £1k Donation

Stephen Morgan, MP for Portsmouth South, has nominated The HIVE charity in Portsmouth working…

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Carolyn Harris MP Chooses GSP Community Regeneration Partnership for £1k Donation

Carolyn Harris, MP for Swansea East has nominated GSP Community Regeneration Partnership..

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Gordon Henderson MP Chooses The Freedom Centre for £1k Donation

Gordon Henderson, MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, has nominated…

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Giles Watling MP Chooses Jaywick Sands Revival CIC for £1k Donation

Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, has nominated Jaywick Sands Revival CIC community hub, to receive..

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Alun Cairns MP Chooses Age Connects for £1k Donation

Alun Cairns, MP for Vale of Glamorgan, has nominated Age Connects, a local, independent..

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Conor Burns MP Chooses Crumbs for £1k Donation

Conor Burns, MP for Bournemouth West, has nominated Crumbs, a charity supporting individuals to equip..

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Sheryll Murray MP Chooses The Monkey Sanctuary for £1k Donation

Sheryll Murray, MP for South East Cornwall, has nominated The Monkey Sanctuary/Wild Futures: home to..

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Peter Aldous MP Chooses Excelsior Trust for £1k Donation

Peter Aldous, MP for Waveney, has nominated Excelsior Trust, a charity that provides life changing sailing..

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Steve Double MP Chooses The Wave Project for £1k Donation

Steve Double, MP for St Austell and Newquay, has nominated The Wave Project: the world’s first surf-therapy..

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All Arcades Allowed to Open from July 4 in England

The Prime Minister has announced this lunchtime that arcades can reopen from 4th July in England..

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Covid-19 Update – Urgent

The Prime Minister has announced this lunchtime that arcades can reopen from 4th July in England..

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BACTA YEAR OF THE COAST – SEASIDE ARCADE HISTORY – DUNES SOUTH SHIELDS

The Dunes, South Shields, was purchased by Kenneth and Gillian Reader in 1995. They had previously..

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Watch the Bacta webinar: How To Get Your VAT Back

Watch a recording of the Bacta webinar: ‘How to get your VAT back’ that took place on 16th June..

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Bacta Makes Rallying Call To Overturn AGC Reopening Decision

In a shock move, the DCMS informed Bacta last night that AGCs are no longer on the list of non-essential..

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Watch the Covid-19 Risk Assessments webinar: What you need to know before you reopen

The Covid-19 Risk Assessments webinar that took place on Tuesday, 9th June is available to view online

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Webinar: COVID 19 Risk Assessments

Relevant to all bacta members, this webinar will take you through what you need to do to prepare a robust..

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Furlough Scheme Changes

Following Friday’s announcement on the tapering down of the Government’s Job Retention Scheme, I thought you.. 

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JUNE 15 RE-OPENING DATE FOR AGCs

Bacta is pleased to confirm that, as a result of its lobbying, AGCs will be able to re-open next month.

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Bacta’s extra Bank Holiday gains traction

Bacta suggested that the Government might consider an extra Bank Holiday later this year..

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BACTA YEAR OF THE COAST – SEASIDE ARCADE HISTORY

The Pier Company behind the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare was founded by an Act of Parliament in 1904.

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John White Addresses The Industry – 11th May 2020

Video – Bacta CEO John White addresses the industry, 11th May 2020

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Bacta reveals plan to get sector back to work

Bacta has this week unveiled its plans for re-opening the industry and keeping customers, staff and businesses..

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Linda Malcolm leaves Bacta

Industry stalwart Linda Malcolm is leaving bacta to pursue other interests

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Bacta members provide charity lifeline amid uncertain times

Bacta has stated it is “heartened” by the support shown by members for local charities, with £23,000..

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John White: What makes you tick?

It’s been a remarkably busy time for bacta and its chief executive John White. Despite a diary packed with..

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