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


Licensing system ‘creaking at seams’

Lengthy processing times could affect businesses, lawyer says By Gillian McKenzie LOCAL authority cutbacks and increased bureaucracy associated with the 2005 Act have left the licensing...

Free movement is vital to hospitality

Industry must have access to EU people and goods post-Brexit By Dave Hunter THE free movement of people and goods is the most important issue for...

Rates increases blasted

OPERATORS and trade groups have slammed newly announced draft rateable values which will see many licensees across Scotland paying higher business rates. The proposed rateable...
Jimmy Carr

Carr returns to the SLTN Awards

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

PLH uncertainty continues

Licensing lawyers and training providers have hit out at the Scottish Government for not yet clarifying the renewal requirements.

PLHs: ‘act now’ on refresher training

Those due to renew licences advised to take urgent action

Bills will rise as rates cap rolls up

Licensees can expect to see their business rates bills increase this year, a surveyor has warned .
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Greene King in £4.6 billion sale

Belhaven parent company Greene King has announced that it has agreed a £4.6 billion sale to Hong Kong-based property firm CK Asset Holdings.
Drygate Brewers

New city brewery opens its doors

Drygate launches with core range of three craft beers.

Carr in driving seat for SLTN Awards

Forget Bonfire Night – the SLTN Awards will be the hottest ticket in town on November 5 when comedian Jimmy Carr will present awards...