Scottish government in U-turn on gaming machine ban

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: UK & Ireland Scottish government in U-turn on gaming machine ban 23rd July 2020 | By contenteditor Tags: OTB and Betting Shops Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Betting shops in Scotland have been ordered to switch off their gaming machines in an apparent U-turn by the country’s government, which last week announced that it was to remove the controversial ban.Following pressure from the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), the government said it was to relax certain restrictions related to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic from 22 July.These included not being allowed to have chairs, show live racing or run gaming machines – all of which were unique to Scotland, with betting shops in England not subject to such restrictions.However, Scottish betting shops, which reopened on 29 June, have now been told that customers must not be allowed to play the machines until further notice.In a letter to BGC chief executive Michael Dugher, a Scottish government official said the existing restrictions would remain in place, with aim of “keeping people safe” in betting shops“Consideration has been given to whether gaming machines could be switched on within betting shops under the close contact retail guidance,” the letter said.“The precise definition of amusement arcades and the use of gambling machines in different locations is a complex area with overlapping considerations that are difficult to assess.“The decision has been taken that we want to have a consistent approach regarding the use of gaming machines while always keeping people safe. Therefore the existing restrictions remain in place at present.”BGC chairman Brigid Simmonds hit out at the decision and called on ministers to reconsider, warning that people could lose their jobs as a result of the apparent U-turn.“We are extremely disappointed by the Scottish government’s decision, which directly contradicts what they told us previously,” Simmonds said.“Betting shops in Scotland are already under severe financial strain because of the Scottish Government’s refusal to give them 100% business rate relief, which is available to other retail businesses, and this is another massive blow.“I would urge ministers in Scotland to urgently reconsider this baffling decision and revert to the position they had less than a week ago.”John Heaton, boss of Scotbet, Scotland’s largest independent betting shop chain, also blasted the decision, saying that the future of his business is now under threat.“We’re now incurring all the cost of the in-shop product without the benefit of the machines; it’s the worst of all worlds,” he said. “They seem determined to put as many betting shops out of business as they can, and it’s independent shops like ours that will suffer the most.”The decision to switch gaming machines off comes despite the BGC earlier this week warning the Scottish government that thousands of jobs in the gambling sector are at risk unless it grants business rates relief to betting shops.The government has so far excluded betting shops from its business rates relief scheme, which was set up to help companies impacted by the (Covid-19) pandemic. It waives the fees due from eligible businesses during the crisis.This differs from the approach in England, where betting shops have been given business rates relief to help them through the crisis. They too were initially excluded from the scheme, before it was amended in late March.Scottish Ministers have also refused to extend the retail, hospitality and leisure support grant to betting shops, despite this having been offered to others in the betting and gaming industry such as amusements, bingo halls, entertainment centres and racetracks. Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliance Email Address Betting shops in Scotland have been ordered to switch off their gaming machines in an apparent U-turn by the country’s government, which last week announced that it was to remove the controversial ban.last_img read more

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National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) Q12014 Interim Report

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First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) 2014 Abridged Report

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Vote for Mayor, Seat #1, and Seat #2 in The Apopka…

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSDecision Apopka 2018 Previous articleFor baby’s brain to benefit, read the right books at the right timeNext article2018 Orange County Economic Summit coming this month Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR January 13, 2018 at 1:47 pm I agree.thete should be a debate amongst all the candidates..Is a free Country! It is an injustice to both the voters of this city, and to the candidates running, that there is not going to be any debates scheduled for those who have qualified for commissioner seats. Why is this happening in this city? Silence is not golden. We the voters, need to hear what the candidates have to say, and what is important to them. They will be just as an important part of the Apopka City Council as the mayor’s position. January 14, 2018 at 10:20 pm They are trying to silence your day of basking in the sunshine, as candidates for the council. What will it be like, if you actually get elected? Silence your opinions, on the council too, as a council member????? Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Apopka Voice Reader Poll 2.0Decision Apopka 2018Happy New Year Apopka. Are you ready for the campaign season?On Tuesday, March 13th Apopka will elect a mayor and two city commissioners. That’s approximately two months away which puts us in the home stretch.The names Kilsheimer, Nelson, Velazquez, Bell, Koutsoulieris, Nolan, Kidd, Knight, Mott, and Smith will be abundantly more visible as the 10 candidates for Apopka Mayor, and City Commission Seats #1 and #2 begin to roll out their messages on how they would lead the community.Very soon, you can expect to see online advertising, social media posts, display advertising, bumper stickers, yard signs, and knocks on their doors from these candidates hoping to occupy seats on the City Council. The Apopka Voice has promised to keep its readers, and the voters of Apopka informed on this historic election, and this is the next step.Where do these races stand?In this poll, we ask the simple question “If the elections were held today, who would you vote for?” You have until Monday, January 15th at noon to vote. This is the second time we have asked this question, so let’s call this The Apopka Reader’s Poll 2.0.This is not a scientific poll. The margin of error is unknown, but it should reflect a snapshot of where our readers stand, with approximately two months to go before Election Day. So vote for the candidates you think will best lead Apopka into its promising future.Editor’s Note: The polling system used by The Apopka Voice will accept only one vote per IP address.ProceedProceedProceed January 15, 2018 at 7:39 am Aida Please enter your name here Reply Reply Mama Mia January 13, 2018 at 1:10 pmcenter_img Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 James1958 Mama Mia Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 January 15, 2018 at 12:02 pm James 1958 Yes James, it is a shame more Apopka citizens who live here, don’t bother to go vote, not only in the municipal elections, but the county, state, and federal elections too. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink…lol But, for the voters who are interested, I still believe there should be a debate scheduled to hear the commissioner candidate’s viewpoints and hear them tell us, what is important to them, just like the mayor’s debate, that has been scheduled to be held. 5 COMMENTS Mama Mia Why bother Mama if past elections are any example only a few will even bother to vote, we have over 30,000 voter and we seldom get as many as 5, 000 who really care to even bother to vote, I have voted in every election in this city since 83, and now he had split us up as where to go to vote hoping people won’t bother to go to the New polling place. Please enter your comment! Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Refurbishment of 3 Historical Buildings / Bovenbouw + Barbara …

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We regard renovations as exercises in empathy. In the renovation of the eclectic buildings in the Leysstraat in Antwerp, we used a lot of empathy to give a nineteenth century building a second breath. Behind the flamboyant, eclectic façade, a whole series of uninteresting rooms were hidden. In the design we try to eliminate the schizophrenia between a masterly façade and a meager interior.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinWe adopt a formal strategy that, like the façade, is eclectic and accumulative. Room after room we define the potentials and the necessities associated with the refurbishment into apartments.Save this picture!AxonometricAn essential spatial component are the breakthroughs. What were once 3 historic buildings, we now renovate up to 2 apartments per layer. We dramatize the breakthroughs through the party walls. 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Interventions have a coarser grain here.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessThe European School Copenhagen / NORD Architects + Vilhelm Lauritzen ArchitectsSelected ProjectsCopper Projects: Architecture’s Original BlingArticlesProject locationAddress:Leysstraat 7, 2000 Antwerpen, BelgiumLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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New guidance for trustees from Governance Hub

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 15 January 2007 | News Tagged with: Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New guidance for trustees from Governance Hubcenter_img The guide, written by James Sinclair Taylor of Russell Cooke Solicitors, is available to download free from the Governance Hub’s website or can be ordered for £5 from 0800 652 4886.  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Governance Hub has published new ./guidance on the liabiities surrounding trusteeship.The guide – ‘Reducing the Risks: A guide to Trustee Liabilities’ – aims to provide ‘umambiguous information’ and covers issues such as personal liability, what to do when you are worried about liabilities, where liabilities come from and what they are, understanding trustee liabilities and how to assess and minimise both governance and operational liabilities.Head of the Governance Hub Jolanta Lasota said: The perceived fear of personal liabilities deters some peole from becoming trustees and is an issue that concerns existing trustees. This ./guidance seeks to dispel many of the misconceptions associated with the risks of trusteeship and to enable people to govern with confidence. We hope that as a result of this new guide people feel more aware of and comfortable with the limited risks associated with trusteeship.” Advertisementlast_img read more

The Law of Fundraising

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Centric offers free office space for charity in Colchester

first_img  120 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Centric say that the office space could be used for:· Meetings· Storage· Conferences· Admin office· Workshops· Training your staff· Main Hub Centric offers free office space for charity in Colchester AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Centric Community Projects, the charity that provides free office space to charities, around the country has some office space available for charities and voluntary groups in Colchester.We’ve featured Centric before and don’t usually share their office space updates, but this space happens to be just round the corner from Fundraising UK Ltd.The space is at Wellington House, 90-92 Butt Road, Colchester CO3 3DG. It’s a small tower block – or rather, a large one given Colchester has so few, and the upper floors afford a fabulous view across Colchester and over the Colne Valley. If you’re facing the other way, then you have a view of the new housing development being built on the former Colchester Garrison. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: donated services FREE Howard Lake | 6 August 2015 | News The selected charity “will not have to pay any rent, rates or utility bills as the service we provide is free of charge”.This is on a Tenancy At Will with no end date and a 30 days’ notice period.If you are interested contact Hannah Brown at Centric Projects.last_img read more

Free digital marketing workshop for charities at Brighton Fringe

first_img Tagged with: Digital Events Training Free digital marketing workshop for charities at Brighton Fringe AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  45 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img Melanie May | 6 April 2016 | News Charities have the opportunity to attend a free digital marketing workshop at this year’s Brighton Fringe Festival.Organised by local digital marketing agency Search Seven in partnership with Google, the workshop takes place on Friday 6th May 2016, from 11am – 5pm, at the Republic venue on Brighton beach.The overall aim of the event is to provide charities with insight into how they can improve their online exposure, increase engagement, and boost donations. The workshop will cover topics including search marketing, website design and how to convert site visitors into customers. Co-host Google will discuss topics including the benefits of paid media.Gavin Wills, Search Seven founder said:“The workshop will cover how to formulate a strategic, targeted campaign via paid media, in addition to improving a charity website and how to encourage site visitors to successfully engage with the brand. If the site does a great job in engaging the visitor, then the charity benefits through the form of donations, support, email sign ups and so forth. It’s a great opportunity to gain exclusive advice from experts in the field and expand the charity brand.”For more information or to register interest in attending, charities should contact Gavin Wills at [email protected] or reserve tickets via the Search Seven website.Since its launch in November 2011, Search Seven has helped to raise over £15k for local charities, with most of the donations coming from its annual flagship event ‘The S7 Ted’s Trophy’ which has seen a charity football match and a charity golf day, lead to over £8k being raised for Brighton’s Trevor Mann Baby Unit. The agency has also pledged to donate up to 7% of its profits to good causes each year. Advertisement  46 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3last_img read more