Critical Concerns for Scotland’s Hospitality Industry: SLTA Reveals 96% Consensus on Government Disconnect

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
The SLTA (Scottish Licensed Trade Association) today releases a snapshot survey of the challenges facing Scotland’s pubs, bars and hospitality venues as they go forward in 2024, with over 500 businesses responding.

The Christmas/New Year survey, which covers the full spectrum of hospitality business including pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels, contains key insights into the significant impacts of a declining economy and a continued rise in rates, labour and supplier costs.

Alarmingly, 96% of respondents felt the Scottish Government is out of touch with the business community, reflecting the results of a recent Fraser of Allander report.....