Thursday, May 23, 2019
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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...

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...

Local beer crafts a bright future

THE buoyancy of the craft beer scene was underlined again earlier this month when the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) published its 2013 Local...

Trade staff must be respected

GREATER protection for bar staff against abusive or threatening behaviour edged another small step closer last week

You turn if you want to

SO the UK government has U-turned on minimum pricing, shelving proposals to introduce a 45p a unit price in England and Wales. Crime prevention minister...

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...

Further sting in business rates tail

Comment by Gillian McKenzie FOR the operators facing astronomical increases in rateable values, the 12-month 12.5% cap on business rates rises looked to offer some...

Hydro hits the right notes

By Gillian McKenzie SCOTLAND hasn’t always had the best track record when it comes to large scale building projects. The Edinburgh trams, the Scottish Parliament building,...
John Grant

Time for trade to review contracts?

Employers should consider how staff overtime is dealt with in light of holiday pay cases, writes lawyer John Grant THERE have been a number of...

Training turbulence continues

By Gillian McKenzie THAT many in the Scottish trade are running out of time in which to complete personal licence holder refresher training and notify...