Diageo, a Best Bar None Scotland partner, has launched a helpline to assist the licensed trade cope with the impact of COVID-19. The helpline will provide advice on how they can access the government assistance announced last week.

A number of measures were unveiled by the UK and Scottish governments last week to help businesses in the licensed trade, including grants and wage support.

The helpline is free to call on 0207 728 2556. Businesses can also enquire via [email protected]

Melissa Wisdom, on-trade director for Great Britain at Diageo, said: “We know the next few weeks pose challenges and uncertainties for all working in the licensed trade. We want to make sure that where there is government support available, our customers are empowered to make the most of it.

She adds: “Working with Grant Thornton LLP, we will make information and support available, on the phone and by email, to help you access the measures announced by the government.”

Read the latest Government guidance for licensed premises here: https://www.theslta.co.uk/news/government-guidance-updates/ 

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