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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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Covid-19 update

The Government yesterday announced a further extension to both the furlough scheme and the..

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Covid-19 update

Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has today announced that the following areas will move into Tier 3 on..

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Covid-19 Update

The Nations of the UK have this week amended their advice to the population over how to…

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Covid-19 Update – STOP PRESS

As you will have probably heard,  the following areas will be going into Tier 3 from 00:1am on 16th December..

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Bacta Re-Opening Guidance for FECs and AGCs in England v4.9.1

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

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Covid-19 update

Government has agreed to extend the eviction ban for commercial businesses to next March.  It was due..

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COVID-19 AND GAMBLING REVIEW UPDATE

The Scottish Government has today confirmed which areas will be in..

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Covid-19 update

The lobbying continues across the three nations of Britain and I would like to thank members for the..

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Bacta Re-Opening Guidance for FECs and AGCs in England v4.9

Please find available for download the updated Bacta Re-opening Guidance for FECs & AGCs in England v4.9

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Covid-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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