Sunday, June 16, 2019

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...

Time to raise a glass to the 125ml wine measure

By Gillian McKenzie OPERATORS are being encouraged to increase the availability of 125ml wine measures in a new campaign by the Scottish Government Alcohol Industry...

Two-tier fears emerge again after retail case

FEARS of a ‘two-tier’ licensing system have been raised again after Tesco was given the go-ahead to increase the hours and shelf space within...

Crafty move can pay dividends for pubs

By Gillian McKenzie WITH eight new microbreweries said to have opened north of the border in the last 12 months and a host of Scottish...
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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...
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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...

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.

Beer’s cup runneth over

By Gillian McKenzie FROM new brands and flavoured beers to the expansion of production facilities, the beer category has been a hive of activity in...

PLH fiasco goes from bad to worse

Just when we thought the personal licence renewal debacle couldn’t get any worse .

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...