The new Licensing Act is putting considerable burdens on pubs and the Scottish Beer and Pub Association points out that fees of between £1000 and £2000 represent a trebling of license related payments.
Robbie Howie, licensee of the Meadows Bar in Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh said it was another blow to the industry. He said: “I don’t understand why they have to change a system that has been running fine for the past 30 years especially when some places are really struggling.”
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Source: Southside & Newington Newsblog
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