SOME of Scotland's most prominent brewers have called on the Scottish Government to adopt new English legislation that will end to the controversial beer tie for tenanted pubs.
TEENAGERS illegally buying alcohol are given immunity from prosecution, it has been claimed, as official figures show just three convictions in three years.
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.