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28 Dec 2018

Consultation on the proposal to extend the single-use carrier bag charge to all retailers and to increase the minimum charge to 10p

From October 2015 onwards, the Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015 required retailers with over 250 employees to:charge a minimum for 5p for supply of single use carrier bags to customers for collections and deliveries; andp...

21 Dec 2018

Home Secretary Announces new Skills-based immigration system

The long awaited publication of the Governments future (post Brexit) immigration plan has now been announced after several delays.The White Paper proposals will, in line with the recommendations made by the Migration Advisory Committee;remov...

21 Dec 2018

B2 gaming machines stake reduction

As previously reported, the stake reduction on B2 gaming machines from £100 to £2 will come into effect in April 2019The statutory instrument confirming this, The Gaming Machine (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocation) Regulations 2...

20 Dec 2018

JG&P festive opening hours

Unusually, Christmas this year is again falling on 25th December to be followed on 26th December by Boxing Day (do you know the derivation of “Boxing Day” - see below)!We confirm that our office will be closed from 12 noon ...

19 Dec 2018

New licensing application forms - Licensing Act 2003 (Personal and Premises Licences) (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Licensing Act 2003 (Personal and Premises Licences) (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 were laid before Parliament yesterday and will come into effect on 28 January 2019.The Regulations update the following application forms:Personal l...

18 Dec 2018

Gambling Commission launches consultation on strategy to reduce Gambling Harms

The national responsible gambling strategy comes to an end in March 2019.  A new national strategy is to be developed by the Gambling Commission and they are inviting people and organizations to engage in its shaping and the arrangements to d...