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24 Nov 2016

DCMS Entertainment Licensing Statistics in the year to 31 March 2016

DCMS have just released the entertainment licensing statistics for England and Wales in the year to 31 March 2016. They can be found here 'Entertainment Licensing 2016: Statistical Release - November 2016' and also include statistics by region.T...

23 Nov 2016

National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage - April 2017 increase announced

Our previous news setting out current ‘National Minimum Wage’ and ‘National Living Wage’ rates can be found here: 'National Minimum Wage - increases from 1 October 2016'.In his Autumn Statement today, the Chancellor intim...

23 Nov 2016

Festive Temporary Event Notices

With the festive season fast approaching it may be worth considering applying for a Temporary Event Notice (TENs) to trade a few longer hours.If you do decide to apply for TENs - a reminder that for a full notice TEN, 10 working days’ noti...

22 Nov 2016

Food Standards Authority Enforcement Statistics published

The Food Standards Authority (FSA) has just published official statistics on food law enforcement by local authorities across the UK for the year 2015/16. The information provided by local authorities and compiled by the FSA, gives a detailed brea...

21 Nov 2016

Fabric Nightclub 'to re-open'

We have previously commented upon the ‘high profile’ closure of Fabric Nightclub. We are seeing reports that terms have been agreed between the operators of Fabric, the council and the police for the premises to reopen subject to a raf...

17 Nov 2016

Gambling - Commission publishes new consultation

This week the Gambling Commission launched a new consultation regarding the regulatory returns operators must submit each year.The consultation proposes changes to the information that operators will be required to provide.  The changes cov...