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Banning ads will do nothing to tackle root causes of alcohol abuse

It’s becoming even clearer that these proposals are poorly thought out – and at least some of the restrictions under contemplation may be simply unenforceable.

Free pub promotion on social media can boost the bottom line

According to Lennoxtown-based business accountant Julie Campbell, using free social media to promote a hospitality offering can be surprisingly impactful on the bottom line, while funding for local advertising and marketing is often available via Business Gateway.
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Economic crisis ‘worse than COVID’

Urgent action is needed from both governments to protect the hospitality sector amid economic crisis, writes Colin Wilkinson, managing director of SLTA.
Leon Thompson

Staff and costs hold back sector

The much hoped for recovery still seems a long way away, writes Leon Thompson of UK Hospitality Scotland.
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Immigration’s role in recruitment drive

Recent reports have highlighted the recruitment difficulties being faced by the hospitality sector in Scotland, writes immigration lawyer Ashley Fleming.

New licence conditions could clash with licensing legislation

Recent council motions may be well meaning but they are at odds with licensing, writes Stephen McGowan of TLT.

Calorie Counting: Coming to a restaurant near you

The Scottish Government consultation into calorie content rules has raised several concerns from the industry, writes lawyer Liam McMonagle.
Tracy Bickerdike

Training can help with recruitment challenge

Development opportunities help recruit and retain staff, says Star Pubs & Bars’ head of training

A full plate of policies

Changes on food policy are coming, so it’s more important than ever that the industry works together, writes Leon Thompson of UK Hospitality Scotland.

Vaccine passports: When is a nightclub not a nightclub?

Ministers' attitudes towards late-night venues betrays a lack of understanding, writes Stephen McGowan.


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