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Friday, August 12, 2022

Making all the right noises

EVER since he assumed the licensing brief in 2007, justice minister Kenny MacAskill has often praised the value of the on-trade and the wider...

Local powers could help ease trade’s rates burden

Comment by Gillian McKenzie Business rates are the bugbear of many operators in the Scottish on-trade. From the way in which they are calculated – with...

‘Heady cocktail’ of licensing changes

This year has brought plenty more for operators in the Scottish trade to keep track of, writes licensing lawyer Theresa Hunt

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.

Retailers deserve moment in sun

THE burden imposed on the on-trade by the tidal wave of alcohol legislation introduced in recent years has been well-documented on the pages of...
• Emma Logan said it is up to individual operators to create their own policy regarding the use of e-cigarettes.

Operators can make e-cigs call

It’s up to licensees to create their own policy on ‘vaping’ in their premises, writes electronic cigarette firm boss Emma Logan HARDLY a day goes...

Simple steps to energy savings

Sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest differences to bills, writes Mark Bowen, marketing director of Scottish Power It can be challenging for all...
Stephen McGowan

Is short-term lets licensing on the cards?

Airbnb and other short-term let providers have been under special scrutiny across Scotland, particularly in Edinburgh.

Taxman targets trade to bridge the VAT gap

News that HMRC is out to retrieve unpaid VAT in the hospitality industry is a warning for operators to ensure their tax affairs are...
Ashley Fleming, Harper Macleod

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.


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