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Further consultation on alcohol marketing proposals ‘encouraging’

The Scottish Government has committed to bringing forward ‘narrower’ proposals, following an analysis of consultation responses.

UKHospitality Scotland had previously warned that going ahead with the proposals would inflict significant financial pain on Scotland’s iconic hospitality sector.

Our response

Our Scotland Executive Director Leon Thompson said: “It’s clear from this analysis that organisations across hospitality, leisure and tourism are united in their view that the proposed measures would not achieve its stated aims and, at the same time, would significantly damage the sector.

“The recognition from the Scottish Government that they need to take this feedback into account and bring forward narrower, more considered, proposals is encouraging.

“An extensive consultation and review process for significant proposals like these is important and I’m pleased that the Scottish Government understands that. I look forward to continuing to contribute to this consultation process, representing hospitality businesses across Scotland.”