General

30 Oct 2018

Marriage / civil ceremony licences – proposed changes

In England & Wales, premises are able to obtain a licence from the Local Authority allowing them to hold marriages and civil ceremonies.Currently, premises for the purposes of these licences “means a permanently immovable structure com...

26 Sep 2018

British Summer Time ends at 2am Sunday 28 October 2018

A reminder that British Summer Time (or as it may be more properly called Daylight Saving Time) ends at 2am Sunday 28 October 2018. This means that at 2am on that Sunday, the time becomes 1am and premises entitled to trade to 2am or later can enjo...

24 Sep 2018

HMRC releases minimum wage underpayments data

Hospitality has been highlighted as having the highest number of jobs paid below the National Minimum Wage of any sector, according to data released by HMRC.HMRC has said there were an estimated 54,500 jobs within the sector were paid below the ...

11 Sep 2018

UKHospitality response to PPL/MPLC Copyright Consultations

UKHospitality the trade body representing over 65,000 in the sector, including pubs, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and more. Indicated its proposed action in response to Consultations by the PPL (Collection Society representing record companies...

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

Scotland - Glasgow propose 4am terminal hour

Glasgow have begun consultation on their latest Statement of Licensing Policy .  Following extended hours being permitted by the Board during August to coincide with the European Championships, co-hosted in the city, Glasgow are proposing an ...