Thursday, May 23, 2019
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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.

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 pensions and spiralling costs.

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...

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 year’s astronomical...

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 some...

Rates reprieve is welcome but it’s reform that is required

Comment by Gillian McKenzie THE sighs of relief across the Scottish trade were virtually audible. Finance minister Derek Mackay’s announcement – less than six weeks before...

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...