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Thinking inside the box

ONCE disdained by wine drinkers, attitudes towards boxed and screw top wines are changing, according to new research. A recent study from Mintel found that...

‘Advice’ trade could do without

Comment By Gillian McKenzie JUST as the proposal to introduce a ‘reducing consumption of alcohol’ licensing objective seems to have hit the buffers, another unusual suggestion...

Never forget the value of a licence

It's important not to let a premises licence lapse, even when an outlet is shut, writes Peter Seymour of Graham & Sibbald
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Insurance ruling was a landmark

Last week the High Court published a lengthy judgment picking over the wording of some insurance policies

When it comes to wine, it’s important to help the aged

By Guy Chatfield I HAD one of those moments recently: sitting in my car at a set of lights with the brain very much in...

Time to take stock and move forward

We have passed the first anniversary of Scotland’s new drink drive limit and after a year of the legislation being in place, we can...

Rates remains a cloudy subject

As new bills begin to arrive the much-lauded cap is not the reprieve it seemed to be, writes rates specialist Martin Clarkson .

Turn clock back on hours policy

IT’S not shaping up to be a particularly happy Christmas for south west operators Sinead Farrell and Derek Hart. The couple are fighting for business...
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The ideal time to look at refinancing

With the economy picking up, operators are advised to review their funding and debt options, writes Adrian Foster of Christie Finance SECURING finance in the...

Simple steps to cut some costs

Summer can be an expensive time for pubs, but saving money can be easier than you think, writes Mark Bowen of Scottish Power WHETHER you...

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