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Businesses need clarity on the road to Brexit

Comment by Gillian McKenzie So, the wheels are in motion. Prime minister Theresa May has confirmed she will trigger Article 50  within the first three months …

Trade must ensure voice is heard in rates review

Comment by Gillian McKenzie BUSINESS rates have been suffocating the Scottish on-trade for far too long. The way in which they are calculated – with pubs’ …

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  which have …

Pre-election promises must be delivered

Comment By Gillian McKenzie Hugely important for the economy, the focal point in communities, a key driver for Scottish tourism, a significant employer – …

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 force on December 5 …

Local powers could help ease trade’s rates burden

Comment by Gillian McKenzie Business rates are the bugbear of many operators in the Scottish on-trade. From the way in which they are calculated – with …

Licence fees could be next in line for change

Comment by Gillian McKenzie Hot on the heels of an SLTA survey which revealed that licensees see legislation as the single biggest threat to their business …

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