England & Wales

12 Sep 2018

Alcohol Taxation and the Pub Trade – Parliamentary Briefing

We occasionally alert to Parliamentary Library Briefing Papers of possible passing interest to our sector.  This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides information on how alcohol is taxed from the introduction of the duty escalator ...

20 Aug 2018

Drinkaware Advice For Freshers Week

The BII is alerting to advice issued by Drinkaware for pub and bar operators on how to ensure a safe and enjoyable Freshers’ Week.September will see thousands of students enjoying the ‘freedom’ of their first week at universiti...

16 Aug 2018

Licensing Consultation Survey now open: Brighton and Hove City Council

Certainly of interest to our clients in the Sussex area, and particularly anyone seeking to consider Licensed premises in Brighton and Hove. The Consultation Survey is currently open with the Licensing Department and is to gather informatio...

13 Aug 2018

Royal Assent for Minimum Unit Pricing in Wales

The Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Act 2018 has now received Royal Assent following the approval of the Bill by the National Assembly for Wales in June.   The Welsh Government have said there will be a consultation com...

31 Jul 2018

More Affordable Justice?? Court Fees for Lodging Licensing Appeals greatly reduced

On the 25th July 2018,  The Court of Protection, Civil Proceedings and Magistrates Courts Fees ( Amendment ) Order 2018 came into force.This has now greatly reduced the fees payable to the Court for lodging a Licensing Appeal.  Previou...

20 Jul 2018

"That's time at the bar everyone, please" Hackney Council passes new Licensing Policy

We have reported previously on Hackney Council and its proposed New Licensing Policy.Any applicants for new licences in the borough will find a new "core hours policy" restricting the scope of their licences.The new “core hours policy&rd...