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Jury still out on pubco reform

The pubco-tenant relationship is changing for the better. The latest stage of the Westminster enquiry will provide a clear indication of how far the leasing industry has come. It would be interesting to be there when MPs on Westminster’s Business, Innovation and Skills Committee re-open their ongoing enquiry into pubcos, which will reportedly be next month.

Education’s what we need

BENJAMIN Franklin’s famous quote about death and taxes being the only certainties in life definitely holds true in the UK drinks trade, writes Bibendum...

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...
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Man versus machine is no contest

By Gillian McKenzie WHEN reports emerged some months back that a robot bartender named Carl was ‘working’ in a bar in Germany, it got me...

Working towards a safer industry

The Best Bar None scheme brings a range of benefits to operators in the licensed trade, writes BBN Scotland chair Mandy Haeburn-Little
Scottish Government ignored industry advice to make damaging tourist tax decision, writes UK Hospitality’s Willie Macleod

A disgraceful betrayal of trust

Scottish Government ignored industry advice to make damaging tourist tax decision, writes UK Hospitality’s Willie Macleod
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Independence referendum special

A successful hospitality industry requires consistency, writes Beppo Buchanan-Smith AS the referendum on Scotland’s future reaches the final straight and the noise of debate and...

Are you cookie compliant?

Licensed venues with an online presence should make sure they comply with new European regulations, writes solicitor Claire McCracken IF your business operates a website,...
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In Scotland David is beating Goliath

Recent high-profile closures have reinforced the resilience of Scotland’s independent restaurant scene, writes Alan Gordon .
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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.

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