UKHospitality has reacted to the Scottish Government’s announcement of a strategy to tackle alcohol harm by cautioning that any measures must be proportionate.
UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “UKHospitality, its members and the wider sector share the Scottish Government’s aims to tackle alcohol abuse and promote healthier attitudes.
“Scotland’s hospitality and tourism sectors are also some of the country’s best assets, including its pubs, bars, nightclubs and restaurants. They provide employment and investment in every region and any measures undertaken by the Scottish Government should be proportionate. They should avoid the unintended consequences of placing additional burdens or costs on valuable employers.
“The sector is ready to support the Scottish Government in its aims and we urge the SNP to work closely with us to help promote healthy attitudes to alcohol.”