England & Wales

04 Oct 2019

Guidance for tackling under-age gambling in pubs

On Thursday, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and UKHospitality jointly published guidance for tackling under-age gambling in pubs.The key principles of the Charter are:To collaborate across the pub sector and with other industr...

03 Oct 2019

Licensing: Prevention of Crime and Disorder Objective: London Nightclub Loses its Licence

It has been reported that an exclusive nightclub in London has lost its licence after serious crime and disorder issues.Opium Nightclub, the winner of a “Luxury Lifestyle Award” in the category of Best Luxury Nightclub (London 2019) ...

30 Aug 2019

Councillor's handbook

The Local Government Association has now issued a handbook designed for Councillors dealing with applications under the Licensing Act 2003.The handbook, which is available for download and review here, includes helpful sections on conducting hea...

29 Aug 2019

Brent Statement of Licensing Policy - 24-Hour City

Brent Council are currently consulting on the introduction of a new statement of licensing policy. The consultation will run until 4th October 2019.The draft includes policies for the introduction of ten cumulative impact zones where street...

29 Aug 2019

Offensive Weapons Consultation

National Trading Standards have today published data relating to test purchase operations carried out between 1st April 2018 and 31st March 2019 concerning the sale of knives to children (under 18s).It is illegal to sell knives to Children save ...

02 Aug 2019

Greater Manchester Night Time Economy Blueprint issued

Greater Manchester’s Night Time Economy Adviser has recently issued the Greater Manchester Night Time Economy Blueprint focusing on the night time economy period between the hours of 6pm and 6am.The report looks at “a series of prior...