Licensing

13 Nov 2018

Westminster - Hoteliers to pay for affordable homes

As reported by Property Week and the Caterer, Westminster are currently consulting on a new City plan for 2019 – 2040 which includes proposals effecting developers in London’s Central Activities Zone (CAZ). The majority of the Westmins...

08 Nov 2018

Premises Licence Holders! Checking your Annual Fee Invoice could save you Money!

Many Premises Licence Holders have recently been receiving their invoices to pay their annual fees from their Licensing Authorities.You should carefully check the request, as many of our clients have found the annual fee multiplier applied to th...

01 Nov 2018

Breaking news : Airside alcohol licensing at international airports in England and Wales: call for evidence

The Home Office has today launched a consultation which will run until 1 February 2019 into the possible restriction on 24 drinking airside at airports in England and Wales only, something previously mooted.The aim of this call for evidence is t...

30 Oct 2018

Marriage / civil ceremony licences – proposed changes

In England & Wales, premises are able to obtain a licence from the Local Authority allowing them to hold marriages and civil ceremonies.Currently, premises for the purposes of these licences “means a permanently immovable structure com...

29 Oct 2018

Alcohol and late night refreshment licensing statistics 2018

The Home Office has just published statistics relating to alcohol and late night refreshment licensing in England and Wales – something it has done on an annual basis (other than years ending 31 March 2011 and 31 March 2015) for some time....

26 Oct 2018

Crowd- Funded Judicial Review to challenge Hackney Licensing Restrictions

We Love Hackney a not for profit company set up by local residents, has instructed a Specialist Public Law Solicitors to apply to Judicially Review  Hackney Borough Councils Licensing Policy.The policy enlarged the Special Policy Area for S...