England & Wales

06 Jun 2019

We Love Hackney Residents Group Judicial Review rumoured to be over?

We previously reported on the residents group “We Love Hackney” ( WLH ) and their challenge to Hackney Councils new Licensing rules introduced last year.Local media outlet The Hackney Citizen has been reporting that the groups c...

05 Jun 2019

Welsh Government - Delay to 2020 for minimum unit pricing of alcohol.

On 29th May Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services published an update on the Welsh Governments proposals for a policy of minimum unit pricing (MUP) of alcohol.In February, the Welsh Government issued a written statement fol...

17 May 2019

Durham - Licensing Policy

Durham County Council has recently closed their consultation on their new proposed licensing statement for the next 5 years.  The Policy which covers the entire County has been recently criticised by Durham City’s Labour MP, Dr. Roberta...

08 May 2019

Below cost sales - Guidance

The prohibition on the sale of alcohol below ‘cost’ has long been a mandatory condition of all premises licences in England & Wales.  It came into effect on 28th May 2014.The Government define ‘cost’ as the amoun...

29 Apr 2019

National Pubwatch – ‘Pubwatch Awards 2019’ launched

The National Pubwatch Awards were established to encourage and recognise the work of local Pubwatch schemes throughout the United Kingdom and their efforts to provide safe drinking environments for customers and staff. The 2019 Awards have just be...

18 Apr 2019

Cumulative Impact Assessments - briefing paper

For those interested, a newly issued House of Commons Library briefing paper gives an overview of alcohol licensing and cumulative impact assessments in England and Wales.The briefing paper can be found here 'Alcohol licensing: cumulative impact...