Premises Licence

21 Mar 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020

As previously reported the Coronavirus Bill, which currently includes specific powers to issue directions relating to events, gatherings and premises, is making its way through Parliament it’s 2nd reading is scheduled for 23rd March.Before...

21 Mar 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Latest Government Announcements.

On Friday evening a seismic, but not unexpected, announcement was made by the Prime Minister in his daily evening press conference.Prime Minister Johnson announced that cafes, pubs and restaurants should close with effect from Friday e...

18 Mar 2020

Coronavirus - What you need to know - Planning rules to be relaxed

The Government has announced that Planning rules will be relaxed so pubs and restaurants can operate as hot food takeaways during the coronavirus outbreak.Communities Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said:“We are committed to doing eve...

26 Feb 2020

75th Anniversary of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day – Government announce Plan to Extend Licensing Hours in England and Wales

We have previously reported on the Governments plans  to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE day.However this year also marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Japan (VJ) Day.Section 172 of the Licensing Act 2003 allows the Secretary of Stat...

13 Feb 2020

Government Confirm Pub Hours extended to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day

We previously reported the possibility of extended hours to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day this year.Past national occasions where the government has extended licensing hours have included the Royal Wedding in 2018, the Queen’s 90th b...

24 Jan 2020

Penalty for being drunk while in charge of child.

Today’s National press reported on a decision  taken by a manager at a leading National pub chain  to put a poster up in the venue  which has attracted a lot of attention.The manager in question placed a notice in their prem...