Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Rates overhaul is long overdue

By Gillian McKenzie PUBS’ business rates – and the way in which they are calculated – were back in the spotlight again last week. Scottish Licensed...

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.

Scrapping of excessive PLH ‘ban’ is good news

Comment by Gillian McKenzie ‘Carnage’, ‘meltdown’, ‘timebomb’ – just some of the words used as the inaugural deadlines for personal licence holder refresher training approached...

Stage almost set for the trade night of the year

In just three weeks’ time, we will celebrate the brightest stars in the Scottish trade

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...

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...

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 Awards.

Health report highlights alcohol pricing gulf

Comment by Gillian McKenzie It seems barely a week goes by without the publication of a report about alcohol. Last week it was the turn of...

PLH renewal must be new year priority

Like most years before it, 2018 has brought its fair share of challenges for the trade

Rates hikes could be final straw

Comment by Gillian McKenzie Talk about kicking the trade when it’s down... As the draft rateable values which will determine Scotland’s business rates for at least...