Industry News

19 Jul 2019

Southwark - Unanimously approve introduction of Late Night Levy

We have previously reported on the progress of a proposed Southwark Late Night Levy Scheme (Levy).  On Wednesday evening (17th July), at a full Council Assembly, Southwark councillors unanimously approved the introduction of a Levy in respect...

10 Jul 2019

Successful application in new City of York 'red zone'

City of York Council has included a Cumulative Impact Area (CIA) within its Licensing Policy since 2005. Following statutory changes to CIAs last year the Council reviewed its policy further and recently introduced a new ‘red zone’ are...

28 Jun 2019

Scotland - Alcohol sales drop; as minimum price kicks in?

In an article published online by the BBC on 19th June, it has been reported that  less alcohol was sold in 2018 than any year since records began in the early 1990s, according to a new report produced by NHS Health Scotland.  This ...

28 Jun 2019

Gambling - New House of Lords Select Committee Formed

On the 13th June 2019 a new House of Lords Select Committee was constituted.The new Committee, chaired by Lord Grade of Yarmouth the former Controller of BBC1, has been established to report on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Indu...

26 Jun 2019

New initiative "Ask for Clive"

Initially started in Hertfordshire to promote inclusivity and reduce discrimination against the LGBT+ community, the Ask for Clive Scheme provides a mechanism for premises to create welcoming places which endorse the ethos of zero tolerance on dis...

25 Jun 2019

Allergens - 'Natasha's Law' to be introduced by summer 2021

A new law will require food businesses to include full ingredients labelling on pre-packaged foods, the Government has announced today in a drive to protect the country’s two million food allergy sufferers. Following the death of Natasha Edn...