Licensing

10 Aug 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Scotland - Collection of customer data to be give 'statutory footing'

During her regular Covid 19 briefing the Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced that the collection of customer data, already a requirement in published guidance will now be given a ‘statutory footing’. Collection of such ...

10 Aug 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know – Pubs and restaurants reopen in Wales.

From 3rd August pubs, cafes and restaurants in Wales are able to serve people indoors.The further relaxation of lockdown restrictions which came into effect from 3rd August included:groups of up to 30 people can meet outdoorschildren under...

23 Jul 2020

What you need to know - Business and Planning Act (aka Pavement Cafe Act)

We have previously reported on the progress of the Planning and Business Bill through Parliament.The Business and Planning Bill 2019-21 has received Royal Assent today (Wednesday 22nd July 2020) and its provisions come into effect immediately unde...

20 Jul 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Business and Planning Bill (aka Pavement Cafe Bill)

We have previously reported on the progress of the Planning and Business Bill through Parliament.The Bill has now reached the report stage in the House of Lords which gives all members of the Lords a further opportunity to examine and make amend...

03 Jul 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Data Collection Guidance Published

On Thursday (2nd July) the Government published guidance to industry in relation to the data collection referenced in earlier guidance.This requirement, which is included in guidance and not specified in regulation, has been the cause of much di...

25 Jun 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Pavement Licences

Today (25th June 2020) the Government has published a draft ‘Business and Planning Bill’. Together with draft guidance about the proposed legislation.This new process is intended to streamline the route for businesses such as cafes, ...