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Deals make wine world go round

Wave of consolidation across wine supply sector may be seen as a positive thing for the Scottish on-trade. Nothing stands still in the Scottish drinks industry. It’s what makes it such a compelling sector to cover. Take the wave of consolidation across the wine supply scene in the past few years. As well as the spree of takeovers undertaken by Wine Importers.

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...
Gillian McKenzie

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...

New hand at The Howard

THE Howard on Edinburgh’s Great King Street has a new front of house manager. Charles Granleese joins the five-star townhouse hotel, part of the Edinburgh...

Homing in on pizza and beer

For many it’s a dream combination, but how do home deliveries of food and drink by pubs play out in licensing terms? I AM aware...

Time for the trade to take stock

Stepping back to consider your business’s finances, marketing and forward planning is key, writes accountant Claire Middlebrook I  AM relieved at the temporary rates reprieve;...

A fresh look at nightclubs

IN many cases, students have a wealth of late night entertainment available to them just a stone’s throw away, so to generate loyalty, it’s...

Reasons to be cheerful, part 3

IT’S always a pleasure to report on new ventures and success stories in the hospitality trade – and in this issue we have some...

Time to move your tax online

Business owners should take steps now ahead of the April 2019 compliance deadline, writes Mel Stride MP

It pays to prepare for PAYE changes

Real time reporting will cut admin for small businesses, says HMRC’s Jane Brothwood THE way employers report Pay as You Earn (PAYE) details to HM...


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