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Health report highlights alcohol pricing gulf

Comment by Gillian McKenzie It seems barely a week goes by without the publication of a report about alcohol. Last week it was the turn of...

PLH renewal must be new year priority

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

Rates hikes could be final straw

Comment by Gillian McKenzie Talk about kicking the trade when it’s down... As the draft rateable values which will determine Scotland’s business rates for at least...

Did indyref hurt Scotland’s appeal?

Country must continue to attract the international talent pool businesses require, writes recruitment specialist Louise Gibson THERE was a perceptible air of angst and anticipation...

Small steps in the right direction

I wrote in this column that 2016 was up there with the most challenging for the trade. Twelve months on and 2017 hasn’t been any less tough.

Trade needs a break if it is to flourish

IN just seven weeks time we will honour some of the very best people and premises across Scotland’s licensed trade. The SLTN team is busy...

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

Huge career opportunity is there for the taking

Comment by Gillian McKenzie IT will come as no surprise that business rates has dominated almost every conversation I’ve had with operators since the start...

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

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