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Tag: Scottish Government

MSPs back SRC BBQ responsibility

Kate Forbes and MSPs from acorss the political spectrum have submitted their support for the SRC's Responsible Retailing of Disposable BBQs guidelines.

ScotGov urges extension of post office compensation law

Angela Constance MSP has once again urged for a UK-wide approach to clearing the convictions of sub-postmasters in a written letter to Westminster.

ScotGov launches new vape consultation

The Scottish Government has launched a new consultation about the incoming disposable vape ban, which is set to run for six weeks.

ScotGov confirms generational tobacco ban

The Scottish Government has agreed to impose the controversial generational tobacco ban in Scotland, falling in line with the Westminster proposals.

Justice for Scottish postmasters delayed

New legislation set to be introduced today will exonerate postmasters south of the border as Scotland confirms its own law could be on the way.
Scottish Government Deputy First Minister and Finance Secretary Shona Robison.

Rates frozen for the year

The Scottish Government's budget announcements about business rates for 2024-25 have been described by retail industry leaders as the "bare minimum" that could have been done.
Scottish Grocers' Federation chief executive Pete Cheema.

Further alcohol marketing consultation welcomed

Convenience retail and alcohol industry leaders have backed the Scottish Government’s decision to consult further with stakeholders over any new alcohol marketing regulations.

FM seeks disposable vapes ban

Humza Yousaf has announced there will be a consultation on a potential ban on selling single-use disposable vapes following concerns over underage vapers.

FM must act on his promises

Industry chiefs have reacted to First Minister Humza Yousaf's New Deal for Business – urging the FM to follow up on his words with effective actions.

Concern over youth vaping

A new Scottish Government study has revealed that more than one in seven disposable vape users in Scotland are underage.

Circularity Scotland staff launch compensation bid

Taxpayers could be footing the bill on a compensation bid from Circularity Scotland staff after the defunct firm failed to inform them of their dismissal.

Where is Scotland left on DRS?

Questions remain about the future of Scotland's deposit return scheme as retailers look for compensation over expended costs to install and run machines.

Yousaf says no to DRS compensation

First Minister Humza Yousaf says there is no case for compensation over the delay to Scotland's DRS prompting outrage from the retail channel.
Scottish Grocers' Federation chief executive Pete Cheema.

Demands for DRS compensation

Industry firms have been demanding compensation from the Scottish Government after the latest announcement that DRS would be delayed until October 2025.

DRS delayed until 2025

Scottish Government has delayed DRS until October 2025 following doubts over the scheme's viability after UK Government removed glass from the scheme.

More changes in store for DRS

The Scottish Government has confirmed it will continue to work on DRS but with modifications after an "11th hour intervention" from the UK Government.