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A disgraceful betrayal of trust

Scottish Government ignored industry advice to make damaging tourist tax decision, writes UK Hospitality’s Willie Macleod

The Grapevine: Luke Richardson’s new wine column

Luke Richardson will be sharing his thoughts on all things wine-related and answering your questions about wine

Partnership yields results

The importance of  working together cannot be underestimated, writes Inspector Susan Gillon

‘Heady cocktail’ of licensing changes

This year has brought plenty more for operators in the Scottish trade to keep track of, writes licensing lawyer Theresa Hunt

Staff and customers’ data must be safe

In the second part of his article on GDPR, lawyer Stephen Connolly details the various ways licensed trade businesses must look after personal data

Time to take a longer term view

Retirement planning is an important consideration for anyone working in the licensed trade, writes advisor Angus Kirk

Licensing mustn’t be used for other issues

Legislation shouldn’t be used as a ‘gateway’ to solve wider issues or general concerns, writes lawyer Stephen McGowan

Never forget the value of a licence

It's important not to let a premises licence lapse, even when an outlet is shut, writes Peter Seymour of Graham & Sibbald

There are staffing problems ahead

Action must be taken to mitigate the impact of Brexit on staff recruitment, writes Jessica Pattinson of legal firm Dentons

Funding is essential to health of hospitality

Banks had their fingers burned by the hospitality industry during the credit crunch, but it’s time to start lending again, writes Jamie Savage of DM Hall