Financial Assistance for Hospitality staff in Scotland

Financial Help for Hospitality workers
Covid-19 financial assistance for Hospitality Workers

News from the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA)






A new relief fund opened yesterday for bar and restaurant staff who have lost their job and/or income as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This fund is administered by Scottish drinks industry charity, The Ben





Applicants will be subject to one of the following two situations:

Redundant and not furloughed

On a zero hours contract and worked limited hours in recent months

In order to apply for assistance, the applicant must have been employed in the drinks industry for a minimum period of 2 years.

The assistance provided will be at a fixed rate of £250 and it will be made as a single payment to the recipient’s bank account.

A high level of demand is anticipated and it is possible that the funds may be exhausted before all applications are dealt with.

Therefore, the window for applications is from 9.00 a.m. Monday 6th April to 7.00 p.m. Friday 10th April 2020 or once 10,000 applications have been received, whichever comes first.

Register now by clicking The Drinks Trust

New Alcohol Licence Workshop Dates – Oban, Argyll

Scottish Certificate for Personal License Holders (SCPLH) – new workshop dates released. Our full day Personal License training workshops & exams will be held at The Lancaster Hotel, Oban

SCPLH Personal Licence
Personal Licence Workshop Oban

We will also travel to any location within the Argyll & Bute, Highlands and Western Isles Council regions. We will deliver either in your business or in a central location. Please contact us if you wish to enquire about availability of courses in your area.

Full day SCPLH Personal License workshop & exam – £150
Half day SCPLHR Refresher workshop & exam – £85

Quoted price includes workshops, exam and refreshments, plus after course support.

We like to keep our courses relatively select to ensure that training is personal and effective. Book now to avoid disappointment

Don’t Risk losing your Personal Licence…

If your personal licence was issued on or before 1st September 2009, its important that you take note and act now!

When you were issued with your Personal Licence, you were advised of certain responsibilities, which include completing refresher training every five years and applying to renew your licence every ten years.

All Personal Licences which came into effect on 1st September 2009 will expire on 31st August 2019.

This means that it’s time to complete your refresher training and then submit your renewal application. The window for applying to renew a Scottish Personal Licence has already opened and closes on the 31st May 2019. However, as there will be a huge influx of applications, its better to apply for your training sooner rather than later.

Failure to do so could mean you risk losing your licence! BOOK NOW

NorthStar Consultancy offers training workshops in Oban on a regular basis and is able to deliver workshops throughout the Highlands & Islands. View our upcoming courses, HERE

Current advice on the Argyll & Bute Website states:-

“A personal licence has a currency of 10 years and must be renewed prior to the 10th anniversary of issue by a licensing board.

In addition, Section 87 of The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 requires that prior to the 5th anniversary of issue, and every 5 years thereafter, the licence holder must undergo mandatory refresher training, where a refresher training certificate will be issued on successful completion of the training course. Failure to undergo this training in the appropriate timescale and failure to update the licensing board within 3 months of the training will result in the licence being automatically revoked.

A check of the front of the personal licence will show the expiry date of the licence (e.g. 01/09/2019). Simply count back five years from this date and this is the date when the refresher training must be completed by.”

Personal License Workshops in Oban, Argyll

Scottish Certificate for Personal License Holders (SCPLH) – new workshop dates released. Our full day Personal License training workshops & exams will be held in the new Oban venue, The View, George Street, Oban.

We will also travel to any location within the Argyll & Bute, Highlands and Western Isles Council regions. We will deliver either in your business or in a central location. Please contact us if you wish to enquire about availability of courses in your area.

Full day SCPLH Personal License workshop & exam – £150
Half day SCPLHR Refresher workshop & exam – £80

Quoted price includes workshops, exam and refreshments, plus after course support.

FULL DAY SCPLH COURSES
Wednesday 26th September 2018 – The View, George Street, Oban
Wednesday 17th October 2018 – The View, George Street, Oban
Monday 5th November 2018 – Pulteney Centre, Wick
Wednesday 14th November – The View, George Steet, Oban
Wednesday 12th December – The View, George Street, Oban

HALF DAY SCPLHR COURSES
Tuesday 25th September 2018 – The View, George Street, Oban
Tuesday 16th October 2018, The View, George Street, Oban
Tuesday 13th November 2018, The View, George Street, Oban
Tuesday 11th December 2018, The View, George Street, Oban

We like to keep our courses relatively select to ensure that training is personal and effective. Book now to avoid disappointment

UPDATE AUGUST 2018 – Personal Licence Holders Renewal

The Scottish Government has just recently issued its guidance for Personal License Holders due to renew their existing 10 year Personal License in 2019.

If your personal license was issued on or before 1 September 2009, this applies to you and you need to act now!

As there are very few training providers in Argyll & Bute, training courses are likely to be at a premium. The required training to reapply for your new 10 year Personal License is the completion of a 3 hour Refresher training course and successful pass of the subsequent exam.

NorthStar Consultancy is advertising monthly bookable workshops and exams at The Rockfield Centre, Oban.

SCPLHR
Refresher Personal License workshop & exam (4 hours)
£80 per person
SCPLH
New Personal License Holder workshop & exam (8 hours) £150 per person

CHECK OUR COURSE DATES HERE…

Further Courses will be available subject to demand and by special request. If you want to enquire about arranging a course at your place of work or in your village/area, please get in touch by email christine@northstarconsultancy.co.uk

Key dates

31 August 2018
Personal License Holders can apply to renew their personal license

31 May 2019
Absolute deadline for submitting your personal license renewal application, but if you leave it this late, you risk losing your license

1 September 2019
Expiry date for personal licenses granted up to 1 September 2009

To view the Scottish Government’s publication relating to Renewal of Personal Licenses, please click HERE