Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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The top stories and latest news, dedicated to the licensed trade in Scotland.

Lapdance plan is a “disgrace”

Lapdance plan is a “disgrace”

Operators have hit out at the Scottish Government for associating lap dancing clubs with criminal activity...
Scottish Parliment

Licensing ‘needs national direction’

Alcohol Focus Scotland calls for legislation to be consolidated

Digital shortfall is hurting trade

By Graeme Murray The lack of mobile and internet connectivity in parts of Scotland is said to be hurting hospitality businesses. Operators in the Highlands told...

Beware of the workforce gap

THE UK hospitality industry could face a 60,000 staff shortfall if EU migration is halted post-Brexit, a report commissioned by the British Hospitality Association...

Drinks firms welcome duty cuts

DRINKS firms have welcomed the chancellor’s decision to cut duty on beer, cider and spirits. Delivering his Budget on March 18, George Osborne said beer...

Disappointment at lack of rates reform

THE trade has expressed disappointment at the lack of reform suggested by the Barclay review of the business rates system.
Jimmy Carr

Carr returns to the SLTN Awards

Carr will preside over the presentation of more than 20 coveted corkscrew trophies

Barr and Britvic in merger talks

IRN Bru owner AG Barr has confirmed it is in talks with fellow soft drinks giant Britvic about a possible merger. A joint statement from both companies confirmed discussions are at an early stage following an approach by Cumbernauld-based Barr, which also owns Strathmore water, to Britvic, whose portfolio includes Britvic mixers and juices, Fruit Shoot and J2O.

Higher rates bills slammed

New rateable values will have a serious impact on trade PROPOSED increases in the rateable value of licensed premises across Scotland could have a damaging...

City hours plan “fatal” to clubs

Proposals to relax 3am licence conditions in Aberdeen criticised by nightclub operators

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