Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Advice and opinions from one of Scotland’s leading licensing lawyers, Jack Cummins

Scots top restaurant tax probe list

MORE Scottish restaurants are being investigated for tax evasion than elsewhere in the UK. A team set up by HMRC to investigate restaurants and takeaways...

An eye for detail aids compliance

Regular checks offer pitfall protection, lawyers say No publican wants to get on the wrong side of their local licensing board, but the sheer volume...

Lawyer named rising star

LICENSING lawyer, and SLTN columnist, Stephen McGowan has been named Rising Star of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards. McGowan, a director of...
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Legal Q&A

Jack Cummins is one of Scotland’s leading licensing lawyers. Every month he writes on licensing law and answers readers’ questions in SLTN. Click on questions...

Is MUP start of a slippery slope?

If measure crosses finish line, health campaigners won’t stop there By Jack Cummins THE Scottish Government’s long-running struggle to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) reached a...
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Latest TV licence might not be last

Further copyright collection agencies may materialise

Minor news has to be welcome

Changes to variations regulations will cut costs from system IN the years I have been writing this column there have been precious few occasions when...

Stage set for more drink price drama

Bill will be passed by parliament but policy is certain to be challenged “OH no you can’t!” shout its detractors. “Oh yes we can!” declares...

Price measures not on the level

Latest uproar over drinks pricing reveals a poor grasp of current law When the Scottish Mail on Sunday carried a two-page “special report” under the headline...

PLH renewals a ‘sorry mess’

Trade deserved better than a series of broken, quick fixes