Thursday, May 23, 2019
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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

Licence lessons must be learned

I DON’T want to tempt fate but, at the moment, it seems as if history could be on course to repeat itself.

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 .

SLTN ready to reveal this year’s trade stars

Seven months after we launched our annual search for the best in the business, we’re just seven days away from revealing the winners of this year’s SLTN Awards.
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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 .

Rates overhaul is long overdue

By Gillian McKenzie PUBS’ business rates – and the way in which they are calculated – were back in the spotlight again last week. Scottish Licensed...

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
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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 .

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...

Government must act now to avoid fresh training fiasco

With thousands in the trade due to renew personal licences by September 1, 2019, it seems the exact renewal requirements are as clear as mud.