Letter sent to government
Hospitality groups launch legal action over restrictions
Pubs say they are at fighting for survival
Five of Scotland’s Hospitality Industry bodies are taking legal action against the Scottish government’s restrictions on the licensed trade.
The Scottish Government was served with the pre-action letter yesterday morning after the trade bodies received legal opinion from Aidan O’Neill QC.
Ministers have until 4pm on 28 October to respond or they could face a Petition for Judicial Review.
The action is being taken by the Scottish Beer & Pub Association, Scottish Licensed Trade Association, UKHospitality (Scotland), Scottish Hospitality Group and the Night Time Industries Association Scotland.
They say they are acting to save businesses of all sizes that are under “intense pressure” and are fighting for survival.