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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Sun brings a shot in the arm for the trade

WHAT a difference the sun makes! Throw in a ‘double’ holiday weekend and a triple dose of Premier League football action and it’s an almost...

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...

Trade braced for football stadia fallout

THE debate surrounding the availability of alcohol in football stadia was back in the spotlight last week. Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy kicked off the...

PLH clarity is finally within sight

FINALLY, the information thousands of personal licence holders have been waiting for is expected to be released in the next couple of weeks.

Trade must ensure voice is heard in rates review

Comment by Gillian McKenzie BUSINESS rates have been suffocating the Scottish on-trade for far too long. The way in which they are calculated – with pubs’...
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Reopening first step in a long journey

Operating a pub, restaurant or hotel now is a very different ball game; and reopening is just the first step in what could be a long road to recovery

Time is running out for refresher training

By Gillian McKenzie FIFTEEN weeks – that’s how long the first ‘batch’ of personal licence holders has in which to complete refresher training. It’s not much...

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.

Review of review sites long overdue

By Gillian McKenzie A Restaurant in Italy topped the rankings on an online review site last week – despite the fact it doesn’t exist. The imaginary eatery...

PLH fiasco goes from bad to worse

Just when we thought the personal licence renewal debacle couldn’t get any worse .