Latest Column Posts

RSS Feed for Shaf Rasul's Column Subscribe to Shaf Rasul's blog.

  • Meal deals a real breadwinner

    Meal deals a real breadwinner

    Monday 31st August 2020

    Today officially marks the end of the triumphant ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme launched by the UK Government, to coax people out of lockdown and start spending again. Has it had the desired effect for the hospitality industry? You bet it has!

    Read Full Post
  • Im loving our green shoots of recovery

    Im loving our green shoots of recovery

    Monday 24th August 2020

    Normality is slowly creeping its way back into our lives and we’re starting to take the very first steps back to a pre-lockdown era we enjoyed back in January. 

    Read Full Post
  • Smart move to hound for pounds

    Smart move to hound for pounds

    Monday 17th August 2020

    Like many Scottish businesses, our charities have found themselves under the huge strain of the Coronavirus pandemic, especially when relying on fundraising events and public engagement to fund their work.

    Read Full Post
  • Vital that we help workers on shop floor

    Vital that we help workers on shop floor

    Monday 10th August 2020

    The outbreak of Covid-19 has affected us all - so much so, that experts believe we could be on the brink of a major mental health crisis. During this time of great uncertainty, anxiety levels have been consistently high. Worries around health, isolation and job security are at the forefront of...

    Read Full Post
  • Staycations can give us all a break.

    Staycations can give us all a break.

    Thursday 6th August 2020

    If you had asked any of us at the start of the year whether a fortnight’s holiday staying in sunny Scotland was on the cards, I am sure many of us would have laughed and dismissed the notion immediately in favour of much warmer, drier climes.

    Read Full Post
  • Funding can light a flame for growth

    Funding can light a flame for growth

    Monday 27th July 2020

    Further regional growth deals have been agreed and announced recently, with £90 million of funding pledged for Falkirk and £100 million for the Scottish Islands.

    Read Full Post
  • Rishi hopes TAKE VAT is a SMASH HIT

    Rishi hopes TAKE VAT is a SMASH HIT

    Monday 20th July 2020

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a whole raft of new measures in his summer statement in hopes of bolstering the economy in the wake of the pandemic.

    Read Full Post
  • Opening up puts dent in the Rent Bill

    Opening up puts dent in the Rent Bill

    Monday 13th July 2020

    Many commercial landlords in Scotland will feel relieved as retail tenants start to reopen. From today, The Scottish Government has green-lit all non-essential shops inside shopping centres to open their doors again. That’s provided that they follow guidance on physical distancing.

    Read Full Post
  • Bold moves signal covid fightback

    Bold moves signal covid fightback

    Tuesday 7th July 2020

    After three months of lockdown, it seemed ‘P’ was for ‘Primark’ and not ‘Pandemic’ last week as we witnessed unprecedented queues forming across Scotland’s high streets as the value retailer started to reopen some of its stores.

    Read Full Post
  • Not here for a beer with the 2m rule

    Not here for a beer with the 2m rule

    Monday 22nd June 2020

    Scotland’s stalled tourism and hospitality industry has been given a provisional date for reopening of 15 July – finally, a glimmer of hope. The long awaited date is conditional on the Scottish Government’s route map for easing lockdown restrictions. All going to plan, phase three...

    Read Full Post

Recent News

News Archive