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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • Businesses must invest in equality

    Businesses must invest in equality

    Monday 15th June 2020

    The death of George Floyd in America has resulted in a huge wave of grief and a fresh outcry for racial justice. Across the globe, people are protesting against institutional racism, calling for reformative change and shouting about the Black Lives Matter movement.

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  • Vital to learn the lessons of lockdown.

    Vital to learn the lessons of lockdown.

    Monday 1st June 2020

    Now eleven weeks into lockdown, the isolation, school and venue closures and the ways we’ve had to adapt our behaviour have impacted our lives in ways we could never have imagined.

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  • Think Bright to Thrive not just survive

    Think Bright to Thrive not just survive

    Monday 25th May 2020

    We proved we’re well and truly a fast food nation recently when drive-throughs started opening again for business.

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