Thursday, June 20, 2019

GDPR uncertainty remains a year on

Hospitality businesses can take opportunity to build more effective marketing databases, writes software developer Patrick Clover .
Laura Salmond, partner at BTO Solicitors

Employment law landscape shifts

Further legislative change is on the horizon and hospitality sector employers must keep up to speed, writes lawyer Laura Salmond .
Gillian McKenzie

Time rapidly running out for renewals

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, if your personal licence is due to expire on August 31, 2019, you absolutely must lodge a renewal application with your board in the next two weeks .

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 .

Make PLH renewal a top priority

I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect vast numbers of personal licence renewals to have been lodged .

Contentious tax should not have been swept through

An apparent disregard of the views of those in the industry – and the use of the tourist tax as some sort of political bargaining chip – has further riled operators and trade groups

Our industry needs greater support not another tax

The number of overseas visitors coming to Scotland at an all-time high, a bumper year for whisky tourism, a record season for cruise ships – 2018 wasn’t short on positive tourism tales

PLH renewal must be new year priority

Like most years before it, 2018 has brought its fair share of challenges for the trade

Time to move your tax online

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

Stage almost set for the trade night of the year

In just three weeks’ time, we will celebrate the brightest stars in the Scottish trade