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30 Nov 2018

Scotland - Edinburgh adopt new licensing policy

At Monday’s Board (26th November) the Edinburgh City Licensing Board formerly adopted their new statement of licensing policy for the next 3 years.Included within the new policy is an increase to the over provision policy.  In additio...

30 Nov 2018

Government signals intention to secure tourism sector deal

At a meeting of the Government’s Tourism Industry Council this week the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright, confirmed the Government will begin negotiations with the sector on an ‘ambitious’ I...

16 Nov 2018

Battling Illegal Gaming on Premises – review your policies now

The Gambling Commission recently published data suggesting high levels of under-age people are playing gaming machines in pubs.It has declared its concern, that of the pubs sampled, only 10% intervened to stop children gambling on their premises...

15 Nov 2018

Gambling - B2 stake reduction brought forward to April 2019

In the recent Budget the Chancellor stated that the stake reduction on B2 gaming machines, which was announced by the Government in May 2018, from £100 to £2 would come into effect in October 2019.The delay in the implementation of t...

13 Nov 2018

Westminster - Hoteliers to pay for affordable homes

As reported by Property Week and the Caterer, Westminster are currently consulting on a new City plan for 2019 – 2040 which includes proposals effecting developers in London’s Central Activities Zone (CAZ). The majority of the Westmins...

13 Nov 2018

Planning application for flats refused due to an objection by music venue

It is reported in the Bournemouth Echo that a Planning Application to convert a building into six flats has been refused and one of the factors taken into account was the representation lodged by the Academy Music Group who operate in close proxim...