Licensing

13 Aug 2018

Royal Assent for Minimum Unit Pricing in Wales

The Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Act 2018 has now received Royal Assent following the approval of the Bill by the National Assembly for Wales in June.   The Welsh Government have said there will be a consultation com...

07 Aug 2018

Scotland – Personal Licence Renewals update

The Scottish Government has just issued the ‘The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 – Personal Licence Holder Communications Document’. In brief, this is a communications document relating to personal licence holders and the requireme...

31 Jul 2018

More Affordable Justice?? Court Fees for Lodging Licensing Appeals greatly reduced

On the 25th July 2018,  The Court of Protection, Civil Proceedings and Magistrates Courts Fees ( Amendment ) Order 2018 came into force.This has now greatly reduced the fees payable to the Court for lodging a Licensing Appeal.  Previou...

23 Jul 2018

Scotland – summary of Respondents' views on planned Guidance relating to new SEV regime

The Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 creates a licensing regime for the regulation of Sexual Entertainment Venues (SEV) in Scotland and in carrying out its functions in relation to SEVs, a local authority must have regard to non-...

20 Jul 2018

"That's time at the bar everyone, please" Hackney Council passes new Licensing Policy

We have reported previously on Hackney Council and its proposed New Licensing Policy.Any applicants for new licences in the borough will find a new "core hours policy" restricting the scope of their licences.The new “core hours policy&rd...

09 Jul 2018

Glasgow Licensing Board announce general extension of hours for inaugural European Championships

We understand that City of Glasgow  Licensing Board has granted a general extension of licensed hours by one hour to celebrate the city hosting the inaugural European Championships in August this year.This is a new multi-sport event bringin...