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Stars align to stoke liquor rationing fire

Misunderstanding at the heart of alcohol ‘sales quota’ stories IT was a recipe for a perfect storm. Take a call for a more effective approach to …

It’s time to bring the laws together

The Scottish Government should hold fire on further licensing legislation until it has tied together the current raft of regulations. Licensing lawyers have …

Limit is driving the trade to distraction

Some seem to abandon all reason on the subject of drink-driving Drinking and driving: undoubtedly a potential menace to society, but also a subject that seems …

Responsibility levy is a ‘nonsense’ tax

Long-mooted power could be the last straw for some operators The word “alcohol” appeared only once in the SNP’s pre-election manifesto (in the context of …

Is there even more legislation ahead?

The Scottish Government’s alcohol strategy is due to be refreshed later this year and, with a new legislative programme due to be set out by the winners of …

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 of …

Provisions are a blast from the past

Legal changes are a throwback to the approach of yesteryear The Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill received Royal Assent on August 4, 2015 and became an …

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