England & Wales

11 Oct 2021

Covid 19 - Welsh Covid Passports come into effect

Following on from the discussions in Scotland and England as to the use of Covid passports at 7am this morning the Welsh made their position known and have followed Scotland.The Welsh Covid Passport scheme will come into effect on the 11th Octob...

04 Oct 2021

Daylight Saving Time ends 31st October 2021

A reminder that British Summer Time (or as it may be more properly called Daylight Saving Time) ends at 2am Sunday 31 October 2021. This means that at 2am on that Sunday, the time becomes 1am and premises entitled to trade to 2am or later can enjo...

30 Sep 2021

Taxis - Right to Work - Home Office Guidance

The Home Office have now published updated guidance around the right to work for taxi drivers for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.This guidance is for licensing authority officers responsible for the issue, renewal, suspension and ...

30 Sep 2021

Home Office Issues Guidance on New Temporary Off-Sales Permissions

As previously reported, the relaxation of pavement cafes applications and automatic provision of off-sales originally arising from the Business & Planning Act 2020 have now been extended to 30th September 2022.Originally due to expire today ...

28 Sep 2021

Covid 19 - Plan B and Passport Consultation

The government is gearing up the Plan B position despite the hope that we will never need it.Yesterday we saw the issue of an invitation to respond to the detail on the proposed certification regime, which could be introduced as part of Plan B. ...

10 Sep 2021

Labour shortages in hospitality

Plans to tackle labour shortages in hospitality and haulageIn a move to tackle the much discussed labour shortages in the hospitality sector, a conglomerate of Scotland’s largest and best-known restaurant and bar operators, known as Scotti...