Scotland

03 Apr 2018

Scotland: Licensing immigration changes

The draft Immigration (Alcohol Licensing and Late Hours Catering) (Scotland) Regulations 2018 has now been issued and will come into force 21 days after they are made, a date which itself is yet to be determined.Material changes to the Lice...

26 Mar 2018

Scotland - increasing the powers of Licensing Standard Officers

The catchily titled Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement No. 15 and Saving Provision) and the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (Commencement No. 8) Order 2018 was laid before the Scottish Parliament on...

15 Mar 2018

Scotland - Consultation on updating the Licensing (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2007

Due to previous concerns raised about a lack of public participation in the licensing process, the Scottish Government has launched a consultation on updating the Licensing (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 seeking views on whether the Regul...

14 Mar 2018

Scotland - Minimum Unit Price Guidance

The Scottish Government has updated its guidance on the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP).A minimum unit price for alcohol is due start on 1 May 2018. The Scottish Government has proposed a price per unit of 50p to the Scottish Parliame...

06 Mar 2018

Scotland - Licensing Policy review and over-provision

A reminder for those operators with interests north of the border.All Licensing Boards are required by law to put in place a newly revised policy statement including an updated assessment of overprovision by 4 November 2018.The new policy will...

02 Mar 2018

Scotland: Minimum Pricing to start 1 May 2018

The Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2018 was laid before the Scottish Parliament on 1 March 2018. Section 1 of the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 had partially been brought into for...