Enforcement

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 ...

25 Apr 2018

Changes to Cumulative Impact Areas

The concept of Cumulative Impact Areas has been around for many years. In brief, they were often brought in by licensing authorities through their licensing policies where there was evidence to show that the number or density of licensed premises ...

03 Apr 2018

Scotland: Licensing immigration changes

The draft Immigration (Alcohol Licensing and Late Hours Catering) (Scotland) Regulations 2018 has now been issued and will come into force 21 days after they are made, a date which itself is yet to be determined.Material changes to the Lice...

26 Jan 2018

Food Hygiene Prosecution

A Birmingham restaurant learned an expensive lesson in relation to food hygiene when it was fined £50,000 by Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.Ibrahim’s Grill and Steak House had adopted the use of wooden boards as is currently pop...

22 Jan 2018

PASS Card Update

On the 17th January PASS (Proof of Age Standard Scheme) launched an updated card format which includes the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) logo plus the logo of the Security Industry Authority (SIA).  This is to illustrate the su...

11 Jan 2018

Short changed on a coffee?

In case of passing interest…It is being reported from the USA that a class-action lawsuit accusing Starbucks of under filling lattes has been thrown out by a judge in Oakland, California.The US district judge found insufficient evidence...