Monday, March 25, 2019

Ensure that you are compliant on data

GDPR became law in the UK earlier this year and there are several connotations for the trade, writes lawyer Stephen Connolly

Balance is key if trade is to flourish

By Gillian McKenzie ANOTHER week, another dose of licensing board draft policy statements and the prospect of yet another piece of legislation – the fourth...

Training troubles continue

By Gillian McKenzie THE deadline by which the first batch of personal licence holders had to complete refresher training passed on Sunday (August 31). And as...

Challenging year spells need for trade aid

As years go, 2015 must surely be up there with the most challenging for the Scottish on-trade. The lower drink drive limit, which came into...

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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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
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Time to act as lower limit takes its toll

“VITAL to the Scottish economy”, “one of our biggest employers” – the praise for our tourism industry just kept on coming from deputy first...

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...

Trade needs a break if it is to flourish

IN just seven weeks time we will honour some of the very best people and premises across Scotland’s licensed trade. The SLTN team is busy...

Calls to axe the escalator grow louder

HERE we are again. The Budget is less than two weeks away and the prospect of yet another duty hike looms large over the...