MINISTERS from the Scottish and UK governments have been lined up to answer questions on the impact the independence referendum will have on the hospitality industry north of the Border.
SHARES in Punch Taverns have tumbled by 5% after the pub company decided to pursue further talks with bondholders on proposals to restructure its £2.3 billion debt pile.
THE Scotch whisky industry has reacted furiously to George Osborne's move to raise spirits duty, but brewers and pub groups toasted the Chancellor for scrapping the alcohol duty escalator for beer and knocking 1p off the price of a pint.
The alcohol-fuelled trouble at Old Firm games (remember them?) is down to Neil Lennon and Ally McCoist.
TRADE lobbyists have blamed Old Firm players and managers for the latest threat to pubs around football grounds.