England & Wales

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...

09 Jul 2018

New additions to House of Commons Library

As our regular readers will know we like to keep you advised of items of interest that are placed in the House of Commons Library. These are usually briefing papers written to  provide MPs and their staff with “ impartial briefing and e...

21 Jun 2018

"Entitled to Work?" - Premises Licence revoked following immigration visits

A Premises Licence for a restaurant in Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex was revoked following a Review hearing by Rother District Council.This is a timely reminder for operators to make sure their own internal procedures, regarding their employees, a...

11 Jun 2018

Home Office Consultation on Regulation of Airport Alcohol Sales to start?

It was recently reported that Ryanair was banning Duty Free Alcohol being consumed on flights to Ibiza this summer.This is in response to drunken behaviour on planes, a subject the House of Lords Select Committees review of the Licensing act 200...

21 May 2018

World Cup 2018: Promotion of the World Cup - be aware

The FIFA World Cup provides an opportunity for pubs to engage with the community and generate sales.However, in planning events or producing items to twin with the World Cup, care must be taken so as to avoid stepping on the toes of FIFA who hav...