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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 …

Are you ready for data changes?

With laws on data management changing it’s vital hospitality firms are compliant, writes Laura Irvine of BTO Solicitors …

Working towards a safer industry

The Best Bar None scheme brings a range of benefits to operators in the licensed trade, writes BBN Scotland chair Mandy Haeburn-Little …

A safe season is about teamwork

A collaborative approach between police and the on-trade can help keep the public safe, writes Police Scotland’s inspector Susan Gillon …

Green credentials grow in importance

Businesses are now expected to demonstrate they are environmentally friendly. Fortunately, licensees have …

Act now to comply with data changes

New regulations on storing and using customer information will have major implications for hospitality businesses, writes Brian McCulloch. …

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