Licensed trade chiefs have called for alcohol sales to be taxed at a lower rate in pubs than in supermarkets to help the industry combat falling sales.
PUB landlords are fighting to save their livelihoods after the biggest survey of the industry since Scotland's tough new drink-drive limits were imposed revealed another slump in alcohol sales.
Scotland's licensed trade has called for the government to help prevent mass pub closures after bar alcohol sales plunged by up to 60 per cent since the introduction of strict new drink-drive limits.
SCOTLAND'S tough new drink-drive limit is to have a bigger impact on the future of the pub industry than the smoking ban nine years ago, according to industry experts.
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.