HU Stresses Real And Meaningful Change Needed As Licensing Laws Set For Reform

HU Stresses Real And Meaningful Change Needed As Licensing Laws Set For Reform

11 February 2020

Reacting to the announcement of the forthcoming legislative agenda outlined in the Assembly today stating that the Liquor Licensing Bill will be introduced, Colin Neill, Chief Executive, Hospitality Ulster said:

“This is very welcome news from the Assembly this afternoon that the legislation to modernise our outdated liquor licensing will be introduced. Now is the time to bring real and meaningful change to support the hospitality sector. We look forward to engaging with Executive Ministers, MLAs in the Assembly and Committee members to ensure the swift passage of this Bill through the house.”

 

“The transformative effect that this will have on the sector, tourism and the economy will be very positive and help us become competitive at a time when the likes of inflated rates and a high level of hospitality VAT are barriers to growth. We have had many false dawns with the Bill previously being introduced in the last Assembly before suspension, now is the time to make it count.”