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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

A plan to keep spick and span

Maintaining the highest cleanliness standards in premises more important than ever, writes Hance McGhie AS the UK’s hospitality industry fires up again after many months...

Local powers could help ease trade’s rates burden

Comment by Gillian McKenzie Business rates are the bugbear of many operators in the Scottish on-trade. From the way in which they are calculated – with...

Licence fees could be next in line for change

Comment by Gillian McKenzie Hot on the heels of an SLTA survey which revealed that licensees see legislation as the single biggest threat to their...

Trade needs a break if it is to flourish

IN just seven weeks time we will honour some of the very best people and premises across Scotland’s licensed trade. The SLTN team is busy...

Right to refuse is back in spotlight

I have written before in these pages on the right of refusal and licensed premises – that is, the right to refuse entry or the right...

Health report highlights alcohol pricing gulf

Comment by Gillian McKenzie It seems barely a week goes by without the publication of a report about alcohol. Last week it was the turn of...

Compliance with food rules is vital

Regulations are another burden for restaurants but there are serious consequences for those in breach, writes Joanna Wilkie Restaurant, delicatessens and cafes – already staggering...

‘Advice’ trade could do without

Comment By Gillian McKenzie JUST as the proposal to introduce a ‘reducing consumption of alcohol’ licensing objective seems to have hit the buffers, another unusual suggestion...

No end in sight for licensing reform

Recent suggested additions to licensing law have been absurd, but that won’t stop politicians introducing more, writes Stephen McGowan As reported in SLTN, the Scottish Parliament...

It’s time to give the trade a break

IS it just me or does the build up to next week’s general election seem to have rumbled on for longer than usual? Perhaps it’s...