Industry News

13 Nov 2018

Westminster - Hoteliers to pay for affordable homes

As reported by Property Week and the Caterer, Westminster are currently consulting on a new City plan for 2019 – 2040 which includes proposals effecting developers in London’s Central Activities Zone (CAZ). The majority of the Westmins...

08 Nov 2018

Premises Licence Holders! Checking your Annual Fee Invoice could save you Money!

Many Premises Licence Holders have recently been receiving their invoices to pay their annual fees from their Licensing Authorities.You should carefully check the request, as many of our clients have found the annual fee multiplier applied to th...

01 Nov 2018

Breaking news : Airside alcohol licensing at international airports in England and Wales: call for evidence

The Home Office has today launched a consultation which will run until 1 February 2019 into the possible restriction on 24 drinking airside at airports in England and Wales only, something previously mooted.The aim of this call for evidence is t...

30 Oct 2018

Manslaughter Conviction Following Allergy Death

At a hearing before Manchester Crown Court the owners of the Royal Spice Takeaway in Oswaltwistle were found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of Megan Lee in 2016 who had suffered irreversible brain damage caused by a...

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...

29 Oct 2018

NLW/NMW - and the Budget 2018

Alongside today’s various budget announcements was confirmation of the National Living Wage (NLW) rates for those 25 and over to become effective in April 2019, alongside increases to the National Minimum Wage.It would appear that these ra...