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17 May 2018

New PRS live performance licence gets Copyright Tribunal approval

PRS For Music is reported to have received Copyright Tribunal approval of new terms for one of its main live performance licences, what the rights body calls its ‘Tariff LP’ licence. Concert promoters need public performance licences f...

17 May 2018

Gambling - Government's Response to the consultation on proposals for changes to Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures.

As has been widely reported this morning the Government has published their response to their October 2017 consultation  on gaming machines and social responsibility measures.The headline proposal, which will need further legislation for im...

08 May 2018

“Protecting your business?” £5,000 fine for failing to display Food Hygiene Ratings

A recent case at Cardiff Magistrates Court, in which a business owner was fined £5,000, highlights the obligations businesses have to display their food hygiene ratings, in Wales and Northern Ireland. The case surrounded a restaurant ...

02 May 2018

Licensing - Royal Wedding - Update

Parliament has now approved the draft Order which serves to extend licensing hours on the occasion of the forthcoming Royal  Wedding.As previously reported, the Order allows licensed premises in England and Wales to open for an extra t...

02 May 2018

Portman Group - Code of Practice review

The Portman Group (the responsibility body for drinks producers in the UK) has announced the fifth major review of its Code of Practice to future proof the framework that governs alcohol marketing in the UK.Some of the key issues being raised in...

30 Apr 2018

Leaving the EU: Food Safety overview.

A new House of Lords library briefing provides an overview of food safety law in the UK, and the bodies involved in overseeing and regulating food safety. It then examines the possible implications of the UK’s departure from the EU fo...