We have also, after some difficulty, managed to serve a Health Authority (as they are now a Responsible Authority) with a premises licence variation application. The Licensing Authority did not know where to find them or who they were......however; waiting in their post on 26th April was the appropriate application. We did wonder what they were going to make of it and, in fact, the Health Authority rang us to ask what they should do with it!!
This monthly update is our "Essential" Edition as it coincides with the launch of two guides which we are today publishing:
Changes to the Licensing Act 2003 - April 2012 - An Essential Guide.
This guide details the changes which came into effect on 25th April as they affect operators, with a short commentary on each from ourselves. It also picks up on some changes of emphasis within the revised Guidance, and notably the status of police representations but also on the position of Licensing Authorities as ‘responsible authorities’. Free of charge and available on request - please click this link for a copy.
London 2012 Olympics - An Essential Guide
With less than 3 months to go to the Olympics we have also drawn together elements of advice that we have previously issued in respect of the London Olympics and Paralympic Games. To obtain your free copy of this guide, please click here.
This coincides with a briefing note from the BBPA - ‘Olympics & European Championship Advice for Licensees’ - drawn up in partnership with the Home Office, ACPO and the Local Government Association. A copy is available here.
Other snippets from the month include: