Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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Time to promote hospitality careers

Trade must spread the word on industry’s excellent long-term prospects, writes recruitment specialist Hazel Neill THE hospitality industry has changed out of all recognition in...

Trade staff must be respected

GREATER protection for bar staff against abusive or threatening behaviour edged another small step closer last week

Licence fees could be next in line for change

Comment by Gillian McKenzie Hot on the heels of an SLTA survey which revealed that licensees see legislation as the single biggest threat to their...
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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

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 six weeks before...
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Committee listens to Bill concerns

It remains to be seen if issues around overprovision, clubs and transfers are addressed, writes licensing lawyer Stephen McGowan THE Local Government and Regeneration Committee...

Music to the trade’s ears but more must be done

NEWS that the Scottish Government plans to implement the ‘agent of change’ principle in the planning system has rightly been welcomed by operators

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...
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Make PLH renewal a top priority

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

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 some...

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