Industry News

22 Mar 2019

“We Love Hackney” secure permission to pursue Judicial Review of Hackney Borough Council Licensing Policy

We previously reported on the residents group “We Love Hackney” and their challenge to Hackney Councils new Licensing rules introduced last year.This week, a High Court Judge granted permission for the group to pursue a Judicial Revi...

20 Mar 2019

PPL announces details of new “Specially Featured Entertainment” Tariff

Following a formal consultation last year regarding the scope, structure, fees and implementation of a new Specially Featured Entertainment (“SFE”) tariff PPL PRS Ltd have announced a new tariff, coming into effect on 1 July 2019.The...

15 Mar 2019

Portman Group - Code of Practice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic Drinks (6th edition)

Following a consultation last year, the Portman Group has this month issued its sixth edition of its Code of Pratice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic Drinks, a copy of which can be found here -

12 Mar 2019

Scottish Personal Licence Renewals - urgent reminder

We have flagged this on more than one occasion but it is sufficiently important to bear reminding.The first Personal Licences that were issued under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 will expire on 31 August 2019.The last date to apply for r...

12 Mar 2019

National Licensing Week 2019 -17-21 June 2019

National Licensing Week (NLW) 2019 will run this year between 17 and 21 June 2019, organised and promoted as usual by the IoL.NLW represents an opportunity for everyone involved in licensing to promote Licensing.  NLW is seen by the IoL as ...

07 Mar 2019

Online hotel booking: principles for businesses

The Competition and Markets Authority has set out its view on what online accommodation booking companies need to do to ensure that they comply with consumer law. The principles for online hotel booking companies, travel agents and hotel co...