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Tag: Scottish Government

Michael Dean, Malcolm Gunnyeon

Brexit – exploring the possibilities

by Michael Dean and Malcolm Gunnyeon While Brexit uncertainty is the new normal, it flexes and varies week to week. Soon we will be straining...

SRC boss warns on Scots tax rates

RETAIL industry group the Scottish Retail Consortium held its annual reception last month – meeting with MSPs from the new Scottish Parliament and hearing...
Healthier options

Time to put health on promotion

Since 2004 the Scottish Grocers Federation Healthy Living Programme has been working with local retailers to boost sales of fruit and vegetables and other...

Big and small budget story

Small business bonus kept, large business charge up Swinney announces commercial rates system review SMALL shops and other businesses with low rateable values learned they were...

Holyrood to speed up broadband rollout

THE Scottish Government says almost £18m funding is being made available to “accelerate high-speed broadband roll-out for Scotland’s rural communities”. Holyrood describes the news as...

Return system under attack

‘Not the right solution’ to our litter problem? A proposal to recycle drinks containers through Scottish retail outlets has come in for further criticism this...

Land reform to affect all

Giant estate agent says community right to buy could change rules in towns as well as rural areas LAND reform plans of the Scottish Government...

Women quitting as smoking slips

Official figures show just over one in five of Scottish adults smoke and figures continue to move downwards as more women move away from...

All the way down to zero

SCOTTISH businesses can find out more about how to cut waste and make themselves more energy-efficient by accessing the range of support and advice...

New plain pack claims slammed

Holyrood health department is a year out in Australian standardised packs argument. Trade body says survey shows smoking rising. TOBACCO firms and trade bodies have...

Set for a late rush?

THE act that governs licensing aspects of Scotland’s drinks regulations – rules such as how many licences are needed to run a liquor retailing...

City shop hit by year’s tobacco ban

AN Aberdeen shopkeeper has been banned from selling tobacco for a year after repeatedly selling cigarettes to children under 18. Shriraj Gindha, who runs...

Scotland to go it alone on plain packs, retailer groups slam Holyrood plan

Retailer groups slam Holyrood plan to switch to standardised tobacco packs after Westminster says wait and see REPRESENTATIVE groups for convenience store operators, and newsagents...
Ross Kerr, director of the SGF Healthy Living Programme. He spent much of his career in crisps and snacks sales and marketing and says many FMCG brands would envy the retailer use of POS material that the programme has achieved.

New foods set to get with the programme

Ross Kerr is director of the SGF Healthy Living Programme, which has just received new Scottish Government funding. Patrick Duffy found out more. The sg...
Licensing fees are supposed to pay for the workings the system but he suspects they may turning a profit for some of the councils that administer them.

Variations on a theme – Trade still looking for answers

The Scottish Government has been consulting on the workings of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005. Several areas of the law were highlighted for consideration....
Till point sweets under threat?

Till point sweets under threat?

Draft government policy asks retailers and caterers to remove all confectionery from point of sale SCOTLAND’S retailers, including convenience store operators, look set to be...