Monday, June 17, 2019


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

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Alcohol label laws slammed

Holyrood is watching new Irish measures “with interest”

Fresh calls to scrap licence renewals

Lawyers and trade groups want ten-year lifespan ditched

Firms link up in beer and TV deal

Molson Coors and Sky eye growth in independents with collaboration. Molson Coors and Sky have struck a new commercial alliance in a bid to build both companies’ presence in the independent on-trade. The duo reckon as many as 70,000 licensed venues across the UK could benefit from the deal, which offers operators discounts on Sky’s Ultimate package in return for buying drinks through the Carling owner.

Sky and BT retain Premier League

BROADCASTERS Sky and BT Sport have retained the rights to screen live English Premier League games in the UK until 2019. They paid a combined...
RVs for many bars have risen

Rates appeals should proceed

Cap on increases only brings ‘temporary respite’ OPERATORS intending to appeal their business’s new rateable value should proceed, despite the 12-month 12.5% cap on rates...

G1 to take Scottish Star sites

G1 Group is to acquire 12 Scottish community pubs from Heineken’s Star Pubs & Bars

City council in the firing line

Venues on Glasgow street are at risk of closing down

Trade groups question tourist tax claims

TRADE groups have castigated the “ambiguous” claims that there is widespread support among businesses for the introduction of a tourist tax in Edinburgh.
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Government to review renewals

Plans to ‘assess what value the renewal process brings’ .

Police powers call rebuffed

Convener “frustrated” at suggestion boards are failing to act By Gillian McKenzie A CALL for police to be given greater licensing powers if boards are “unable...