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Pre-election promises must be delivered

Comment By Gillian McKenzie Hugely important for the economy, the focal point in communities, a key driver for Scottish tourism, a significant employer – political...

Ceasefire is needed in barrage of regulations

A fresh barrage of regulation for the hospitality industry is looming on the horizon – and much of it is expected to come into force in the first few months of 2021

Minimum price battle enters next stage

By Gillian McKenzie MINIMUM pricing is back at the top of the agenda this week. An appeal from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) over the Scottish...

Rates reform can’t come soon enough

By Gillian McKenzie THAT business rates has been flagged as the biggest challenge currently facing licensed trade businesses comes as no great surprise. This year’s astronomical...

Training timebomb is still ticking

IT has all the makings of a perfect storm... another one. Now that the inaugural refresher training deadlines for the first ‘batch’ of personal licence...

Ongoing PLH uncertainty is a disgrace

TOWARDS the end of last week, I made SLTN’s latest regular call to check if there had been any movement on the personal licence renewal training requirements.

Trade needs a steady ship

Comment By Gillian McKenzie A WEEK is a long time in politics – words uttered by prime minister Harold Wilson in the mid-1960s and words ...
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Trade’s charitable spirit is to be applauded

The number of pubs and bars hosting events to raise funds for those affected by the Australian bushfires in recent weeks is nothing short of incredible

Sun brings a shot in the arm for the trade

WHAT a difference the sun makes! Throw in a ‘double’ holiday weekend and a triple dose of Premier League football action and it’s an almost...

End of price saga in sight?

By Gillian McKenzie THE latest instalment in the long-running saga that is minimum pricing and we’re still in the dark... well, for a few more...


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