Calls for Social Responsibility Levy branded ‘outrageous’ .
“No compulsion” for local authorities to introduce levy .
Licensees can expect to see their business rates bills increase this year, a surveyor has warned .
Thousands of licence holders “on course for disaster” .
Trade groups say businesses must not incur costs .
City strategy states new venues will be limited to city centre .
Support for deposit return scheme but opinion is split .
Fresh calls for root and branch reform of methodology
Licensees advised to book refresher training immediately
A ‘formal consultation’ on the principles of a tourist tax is to be held by the Scottish Government