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Scottish Licensed Trade News

Trade staff must be respected

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

Small steps in the right direction

I wrote in this column that 2016 was up there with the most challenging for the trade. Twelve months on and 2017 hasn’t been any less tough. …

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 …

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. …

Beleaguered trade needs government support

The trade continues to be hammered from all angles – from the quite frankly ridiculous business rates system and ongoing uncertainty over Brexit to workplace …

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. …

End of price saga in sight?

By Gillian McKenzie THE latest instalment in the long-running saga that is minimum pricing and we’re still in the dark… well, for a few more months at …

Rates reform can’t come soon enough

By Gillian McKenzie THAT business rates has been flagged as the biggest challenge currently facing licensed trade businesses comes as no great surprise. This …

New boards need new guidance

Comment by Gillian McKenzie As the votes were counted last week, determining the new make-up of Scotland’s 32 local authorities, the trade was holding its …

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 …

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