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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...

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.

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 ...

Trade must act to defuse training time bomb

By Gillian McKenzie Training was the hot topic at the Scottish Licensed Trade Association’s AGM last week. And understandably so. Worrying figures emerged last month showing...

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...
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Changed days but some of the same issues

By Gillian McKenzie THE more things change, the more they stay the same – it’s a phrase that has come to mind often in recent...

Huge career opportunity is there for the taking

Comment by Gillian McKenzie IT will come as no surprise that business rates has dominated almost every conversation I’ve had with operators since the start...
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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...

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...

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