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

Call for U-turn on 3am pubs

The first 3am closing times for bars in Aberdeen have been approved, as nightclub operators pressed the city’s licensing board to scrap the policy

Rates Bill should address all issues

Business rates legislation must go further, says trade .

Migration top of no-deal wishlist

Separate immigration powers for Scotland a must
Jacques Borel VAT Club

VAT group calls on licensees to act

Operators urged to cut prices to show impact of 5% tax rate PUB operators across the UK are being urged to cut prices for one...

Trade split on beer tie ‘break’

By Gillian McKenzie MPs back market rent only option for tied pub tenants PROPOSED legislation which could effectively ‘break’ the beer tie has divided opinion across...

OBE recipient in fighting form

Restaurateur will continue ambassadorial work for food and drink The co-owner of an award-winning Scottish restaurant has vowed to keep fighting for the country’s food...

Tax and Brexit top election priorities

Candidates from all parties encouraged to support hospitality By Dave Hunter Taxation and Brexit have been cited as the most important issues for the licensed trade...

G1 to take Scottish Star sites

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

PLH uncertainty is ‘outrageous’

Thousands of licensees still in the dark over renewal training

Tourist tax would harm economy

Claims levy would cost millions as consultation looms