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Should councils control rates?

Trade split on suggestion local authorities should run the show By Dave Hunter The licensed trade is split over suggestions that all control of business rates …

New boards must understand trade

Incoming councillors should take time to learn about the business By Dave Hunter SCOTLAND’S incoming licensing boards should take the time to learn about the …

Weighing up your options

Opportunities remain for prospective operators, pubcos say WITH the business rates system still in flux, uncertainty looming over Brexit, the chance of a …

Trade braced for rates revaluation

Assessors urged to take heed of downturn in business Operators and trade groups are urging business rates assessors to take heed of the downturn in trade in …

Pubs code ‘does not go far enough’

Scottish Government ‘considering’ if legislation needed By Gillian McKenzie A NEW voluntary code of practice for tied pubs in Scotland has been criticised …

Caution urged on consultation

Respondents have until mid-September to participate in review By Dave Hunter PERTH and Kinross licensing board has been urged to consider the effects on local …

Calls to cut duty in March Budget

Trade groups and publicans are calling for George Osborne to make further cuts to excise duty in his Budget on March 16. The Wine and Spirit Trade Association …

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