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Beleaguered trade needs government support

The trade continues to be hammered from all angles – from the quite frankly ridiculous business rates system and ongoing uncertainty over Brexit to workplace …

Rates report misses the mark

PERHAPS I was a bit too optimistic, but I know I wasn’t alone in hoping the Barclay group would finally address the business rates imbalance. …

End of price saga in sight?

By Gillian McKenzie THE latest instalment in the long-running saga that is minimum pricing and we’re still in the dark… well, for a few more months at …

Rates reform can’t come soon enough

By Gillian McKenzie THAT business rates has been flagged as the biggest challenge currently facing licensed trade businesses comes as no great surprise. This …

New boards need new guidance

Comment by Gillian McKenzie As the votes were counted last week, determining the new make-up of Scotland’s 32 local authorities, the trade was holding its …

Further sting in business rates tail

Comment by Gillian McKenzie FOR the operators facing astronomical increases in rateable values, the 12-month 12.5% cap on business rates rises looked to offer …

Rates reprieve is welcome but it’s reform that is required

Comment by Gillian McKenzie THE sighs of relief across the Scottish trade were virtually audible. Finance minister Derek Mackay’s announcement – less than …

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