Licensing

12 Sep 2018

Alcohol Taxation and the Pub Trade – Parliamentary Briefing

We occasionally alert to Parliamentary Library Briefing Papers of possible passing interest to our sector.  This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides information on how alcohol is taxed from the introduction of the duty escalator ...

11 Sep 2018

Scotland - Dumbarton Festive Extensions

It is being reported that  the West Dunbartonshire Licensing Board has agreed the policy on the granting of applications over extended hours over for 2018/2019’s festive season.This year the period for granting applications for extend...

03 Sep 2018

Scotland – Personal Licence Renewals – fees confirmed

Earlier this month, The Scottish Government issued the Personal Licence Holder Communications Document and our article on that can be found here.The main outstanding question was the fee level for the renewal, which has now been confirmed at &po...

03 Sep 2018

Scotland - Potential rule changes for Moray pubs and clubs to help curb antisocial behaviour

It is being reported that Moray Licensing Board are to consult on new rules which could be brought in for pubs across Moray ‘to help curb antisocial behaviour and bring a boost to the local economy’.There are current policy restricti...

29 Aug 2018

The BBPA responds to recent Lancet alcohol study

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has responded to the recent Lancet alcohol study found here.Published last week, the study indicated that no level of alcohol is good for health and has received many differing comments across the...

29 Aug 2018

Scotland - “A taste of Scotland” development plan launched

A new plan to develop food and drink tourism in Scotland has been launched which ‘will aim to deliver an additional £1 billion to Scotland’s economy by 2030’.The industry-led Food Tourism Scotland Action Plan, l...