Enforcement

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...

12 Dec 2017

Scotland: 'Don’t Buy It, Don’t Supply It' to prevent alcohol supply to under 18s

Preventing Adults buying Alcohol for under 18's is the focus of a new campaign in Scotland.The initiative is to make Adults aware that they are committing an offence, if they are buying alcohol for an underage person.The Air Weapons and Licens...

24 Nov 2017

Scotland – Minimum Unit pricing start date

A commencement Order has been laid before the Scottish Parliament to enable the implementation of the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing)  (Scotland) Act 2012 S1. This will amend the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and the premises licences grante...