Promoting Responsible Community Retailing by Lobbying, Communication, Networking and Advice.

Ensuring a sustainable and prosperous convenience industry in Scotland


Alcohol Licensing and Public Health Bill

SGF has responded to the Scottish Parliament call for evidence on the Alcohol Licensing and Public Health Bill. Read the submission here.

Scottish Deposit Return

The SGF submission on proposals for a Scottish Deposit and Return scheme can be accessed here.

Standardised Packaging Regulations

SGF has responded to the consultation on the draft regulations for the standardised packaging of tobacco products.

Access our submission here.

West Dunbartonshire Licensing Policy Consultation

SGF has responded to the West Dunbartonshire Licensing Board consultation on its Statement of Licensing Policy. SGF argued strongly that the policy on overprovision should not be 'refined' to consider the positive health benefits of increased employment opportunities as a factor that applicants can use in support of their application. Licensing is about Licensing and should not be used as a tool for economic development.

Our submission is avilalable here