Licensing

16 Jun 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Cheltenham - Covid Recovery for Licensed Premises.

On Thursday (9th June) Cheltenham Borough Council announced temporary changes to their planning rules in order to aid business recovery as the pandemic lockdown begins to unwind. The Council states they will become one of the first local authoriti...

20 May 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Housing Minister considering #UKGrandOutDoorCafe

It has been reported that the Housing Minister, Rt Hon Christopher Pincher, is considering the calls by the #UKGrandOutDoorCafe campaign, to allow local authorities to permit hospitality operators to use open spaces and squares around their venues...

18 May 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Stirling University launches study into easing of COVID-19 restrictions on licensed premises

The University of Stirling have announced a new study “seeking to understand how the easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on licensed premises can be effectively managed to protect emergency services” The study is being funded by t...

16 May 2020

Scotland - Travelling Funfairs (Licensing) (Scotland) Bill

On 29th April the Travelling Funfairs (Licensing) (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament.In a statement announcing the new Bill, Richard Lyle MSP, stated that the Bill is needed to protect showpeople’s way of living. It ...

22 Apr 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Institute of Licensing Guidance

The Institute of Licensing (IoL), the professional body for licensing practitioners across the UK, has issued a  'Protocol for Licence Applications & Hearings under the Licensing Act 2003 During the COVID-19 Pandemic' as all parities atte...

15 Apr 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - LGA Advice

Just before the Easter weekend the Local Government Association (LGA), published a useful note providing a summary of issues councils’ licensing teams and others have raised with the LGA and outlines how these could be managed based on a set...