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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...

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.

Pre-election promises must be delivered

Comment By Gillian McKenzie Hugely important for the economy, the focal point in communities, a key driver for Scottish tourism, a significant employer – political...

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 year’s astronomical...
Iain Gulland, Zero Waste Scotland

Prepare for second round of food rules

From 2016 regulations kick in for venues producing 5kg of food waste. Ensure you’re ready, writes Iain Gulland of Zero Waste Scotland LAST January we...

PLH fiasco goes from bad to worse

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

Trade needs a steady ship

Comment By Gillian McKenzie A WEEK is a long time in politics – words uttered by prime minister Harold Wilson in the mid-1960s and words ...

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.

Training timebomb is still ticking

IT has all the makings of a perfect storm... another one. Now that the inaugural refresher training deadlines for the first ‘batch’ of personal licence...

Government must deliver for the trade

On paper, there’s a lot to like in the first minister’s programme for government .

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