Comment by Gillian McKenzie, Editor, SLTN | Scottish Licensed Trade News - Part 2

Scottish Licensed Trade News

Trade needs Brexit clarity as a matter of urgency

With Scotland’s hospitality sector said to employ around 27,000 EU workers, much greater detail of the long-term situation is needed

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Music to the trade’s ears but more must be done

NEWS that the Scottish Government plans to implement the ‘agent of change’ principle in the planning system has rightly been welcomed by operators

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Trade staff must be respected

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GREATER protection for bar staff against abusive or threatening behaviour edged another small step closer last week

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Small steps in the right direction

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I wrote in this column that 2016 was up there with the most challenging for the trade. Twelve months on and 2017 hasn’t been any less tough.

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SLTN ready to reveal this year’s trade stars

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Seven months after we launched our annual search for the best in the business, we’re just seven days away from revealing the winners of this year’s SLTN Awards.

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Licence lessons must be learned

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I DON’T want to tempt fate but, at the moment, it seems as if history could be on course to repeat itself.

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Beleaguered trade needs government support

The trade continues to be hammered from all angles – from the quite frankly ridiculous business rates system and ongoing uncertainty over Brexit to workplace pensions and spiralling costs.

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Rates report misses the mark

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PERHAPS I was a bit too optimistic, but I know I wasn’t alone in hoping the Barclay group would finally address the business rates imbalance.

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