Industry News

14 Nov 2019

Wales will introduce 50p MUP in March.

As previously reported, on Tuesday 12th November the National Assembly for Wales convened to debate regulations which would lead to the introduction of a Minimum Unit Price (MUP) for alcohol. The Regulations were approved by the members whi...

12 Nov 2019

ACTSO report on local trading standards services

‘The impacts and outcomes of local trading standards services’ is a recently published report by the Association of Chief Trading Standards Officers.  It can be found here:

04 Nov 2019

Festive guidance from Counter Terrorism Policing

With thanks to the BBPA, we reproduce below the updated festive guidance which CTP urge be circulated as widely as possible within the licensed trade.further details can be found here: and some advice links also...

25 Oct 2019

75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day – Government announce Plan to Extend Licensing Hours in England and Wales

Next year marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day with celebrations and community events across the country to remember the contribution of British, Commonwealth and Allied Armed Forces personnel and all those citizens who contrib...

22 Oct 2019

Northern Ireland - Consultation

Northern Ireland’s Department for Communities has started a consultation on licensing laws within the jurisdiction. The Northern Irish system is currently Court based and has not experienced the similar type of reform which has been und...

18 Oct 2019

Non-party Cost Orders - In Licensing Appeals

The recent High Court case of Aldemir v Cornwall Council [2019] EWHC 2407 (Admin) is of interest as it dealt with non-party costs orders in a licensing matter – deciding that non-party costs orders can be issued pursuant to s181 Licensing Ac...