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Trade needs Brexit clarity as a matter of urgency

With Scotland’s hospitality sector said to employ around 27,000 EU workers, much greater detail of the long-term situation is needed

Trade initiatives giving youth a chance

By Gillian McKenzie YOUNG people have long played an important role in the workforce of Scotland’s licensed trade. But while working in a bar or restaurant...

Change is not always for the best

By Gillian McKenzie A CHANGE is as good as a rest, or so the adage goes. But for many Scottish operators, this year has brought perhaps...

Operators BID for a bright future

By Gillian McKenzie IT’S been at the heart of entertainment in Scotland’s biggest city for well over a century, attracting the big names of the...

Time to give trade support

Comment By Gillian McKenzie TWELVE months ago in this column I wrote that as years go 2015 must be among the most challenging for the...

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...

Ongoing PLH uncertainty is a disgrace

TOWARDS the end of last week, I made SLTN’s latest regular call to check if there had been any movement on the personal licence renewal training requirements.

Rates too big an issue to ignore

Comment by Gillian McKenzie AS trade issues go, business rates is right up there. From the way in which they are calculated – with pubs’ rateable...

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.

Debate on indy impact is crucial

By Gillian McKenzie NEXT year is billed as a ‘big one’ for Scotland’s pubs, restaurants and hotels. But while the trade eyes the Commonwealth Games and...

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