Leading tourism and hospitality bodies back position on wider liquor licensing reform

13 May 2019

Leading tourism and hospitality bodies join chorus backing Hospitality Ulster position on wider liquor licensing reform ahead of British Open

The Institute of Hospitality (IoH) and the Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance (NITA) have joined the growing campaign led by Hospitality Ulster to push the Department for Communities for urgent reform of liquor licensing due to the negative impact it is having on tourism and the hospitality sector here.

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Hospitality Ulster and Retail NI Welcome Business Rate Review

09 May 2019

Hospitality Ulster and Retail NI have both welcomed the announcement by the Department of Finance that a comprehensive review of business rates is to be held. The Department of Finance's Permanent Secretary, Sue Gray, made the announcement today at the Retail NI-DWF Local Government conference at Titanic Belfast.

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Major representative bodies support call for wider consultation on liquor licensing

02 May 2019

Major representative bodies come out in support of Hospitality Ulster in call to widen Departmental consultation on liquor licensing ‘Special Events’ provision in favour of full legislative overhaul

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Hospitality Ulster meets with Westminster politicians on need to address outdated liquor licensing

29 April 2019

Hospitality Ulster meets with NI Secretary of State and Shadow Secretary of State calling on them to intervene on knee jerk ‘Special Event’ consultation by Department for Communities and to address overall outdated liquor licensing laws

 

 

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NI Business Groups Welcome New Political Talks to Restore Institutions

26 April 2019

Retail NI, Hospitality Ulster and Manufacturing NI have welcomed the new political talks to restore the Assembly and other institutions. The three business groups also called for a fourth strand on the economy to include key civic society organisations.

In a joint statement the Chief Executives of the three organisations, Glyn Roberts, Colin Neill and Stephen Kelly said:

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Head of Manufacturing NI warns suggested changes to licensing laws fail to support local producers

17 April 2019

Head of Manufacturing NI warns that suggested changes to licensing laws fail to support local producers

 

The Chief Executive of Manufacturing NI, Stephen Kelly, has warned that suggested changes to Northern Ireland’s licensing laws, fail to support local producers.

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