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Promotions ban plan is pulled

THE Scottish Government has put controversial plans to restrict in-store promotions on ice. Foods deemed high in fat, salt and sugar were in line for...

Coronavirus rates relief welcomed

NEXT month’s business rates hike has been put on hold thanks to a package of measures aimed at reducing the impact of the coronavirus...
e-cigarettes

Vaping can soar in store

As more and more adult smokers make the switch, opportunities open up for convenience retailers
coffee cup

Charging for cups

Retailers who have coffee machines in their store may soon have to charge customers who take a single-use cup.
car park

Parking charges confirmed

Workplace parking charges will now be enforceable by law after the Scottish Parliament approved the Transport (Scotland) Bill.
electric-car-push

Government wants to push electric cars

We’re going to electric avenue

ScotGov sets licence renewal at £50

£50 PLH fee confirmed SCOTTISH retailers will need to pay £50 to renew their personal licence, the Scottish Government has confirmed. Previously, there had been a...

It’s time to have your say on DRS

RETAILERS have an opportunity to weigh in on the future of DRS via an open consultation seeking views on a range of options for...

Government plans include promo ban

ScotGov targets ‘unhealthy promotions’ in obesity strategy THE Scottish Government has revealed it intends to restrict the promotion of products high in fat, sugar or...

Rates reform takes another step forward

ScotGov seeks views on Barclay Review legislation NEW legislation for Scotland’s much maligned business rates system is scheduled for introduction in early 2019, with the...

Retailers react to obesity plan

Mixed reviews for Scottish Government strategy to improve children’s health With retailers still reeling from TPD2, sugar tax and MUP regulations, the Scottish Government is...

New strategy for Scottish produce

SCOTTISH businesses are getting behind the nation’s fruit, vegetable and potato industry with the launch of a new growth strategy for the sector. The Planting...

CCEP desires for deposit return

AS the UK and Scottish governments deliberate on how best to introduce a deposit return system for drinks containers, Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has...

The Forest view on smoking proposals

As the Scottish Government considers more regulations on tobacco, Simon Clark urges independent retailers to join forces with consumers. By Simon Clark THE smoking ban, we...

ScotGov plans promotions ban

THE Scottish Government has revealed it intends to restrict the promotion of products high in fat, sugar or salt as part of an action...

Scottish Government confirms pursuit of DRS

Government will seek to introduce scheme but questions remain over small retailers FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon today (5 September) announced the Scottish Government is committed...