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01 Aug 2019

The Purple Guide and Website Updated

The Purple Guide provides useful advice when running events for the public and has been recently refreshed and updated.Produced on a Non-Profit basis by the Events Industry Forum (EIF) it is of particular use to those putting on Music events, bu...

26 Jul 2019

Scotland - Edinburgh Consult on Sexual Entertainment Venues.

Earlier this month Edinburgh City Council launched  a public consultation regarding Sexual Entertainment Venues in the city and how they will be regulated in the future.This follows the Scottish Government introducing legislation which allo...

22 Jul 2019

Scotland - Consultation on Occasional Licences – Health Board responses

We have previously reported on the consultation undertaken by the Scottish Government on occasional licences which has recently closed - see https://www.john-gaunt.co.uk/news/scotland-consultation-on-occasional-licencesThe Times is reporting tha...

19 Jul 2019

Southwark - Unanimously approve introduction of Late Night Levy

We have previously reported on the progress of a proposed Southwark Late Night Levy Scheme (Levy).  On Wednesday evening (17th July), at a full Council Assembly, Southwark councillors unanimously approved the introduction of a Levy in respect...

19 Jul 2019

Gaming - DDCMS publish response to society lottery reform consultation.

As previously reported, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media  & Sport (DDCMS) last year  undertook a consultation to explore a number of proposals relating to Society Lotteries including raising the annual limit of  sales ...

18 Jul 2019

Gaming - DDCMS publish response to society lottery reform consultation

On Tuesday (16th July) the Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport (DDCMS) launched a  consultation regarding the minimum age for playing the National Lottery ahead of the competition to run the 4th National Lottery licence.Since ...