Tuesday, March 26, 2019


The top stories and latest news, dedicated to the licensed trade in Scotland.

Alcohol tax is ‘unworkable’

Calls for Social Responsibility Levy branded ‘outrageous’ .

No tourist tax before 2021, says Hyslop

“No compulsion” for local authorities to introduce levy .

Bills will rise as rates cap rolls up

Licensees can expect to see their business rates bills increase this year, a surveyor has warned .

Lodge renewal applications now

Thousands of licence holders “on course for disaster” .

Calls for tourist tax assurances

Trade groups say businesses must not incur costs .

New Dundee pubs plan is “ridiculous”

City strategy states new venues will be limited to city centre .

On-trade should be exempt from DRS

Support for deposit return scheme but opinion is split .

Half of trade rates appeals rejected

Fresh calls for root and branch reform of methodology
Time is short to renew personal licences

Act on renewals before it’s too late

Licensees advised to book refresher training immediately

Government to consult again on tourist tax

A ‘formal consultation’ on the principles of a tourist tax is to be held by the Scottish Government