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23 Sep 2016

LGA calls for new powers to suspend licences.

On 20th September 2016, the Local Government Association (LGA) published a media release urging the government to issue new powers to their members regarding business rate debts.The release reads: “Millions of pounds in unpaid busines...

21 Sep 2016

British Summer Time ends at 2am Sunday 30 October!

British Summer Time (or as it may be more properly called Daylight Saving Time) ends at 2am Sunday 30 October 2016.  This means that at 2am on that Sunday, the time becomes 1am and premises entitled to trade to 2am or later can enjoy an extra...

21 Sep 2016

Licensing - Northern Ireland

Off our patch – but briefly for those with Northern Ireland interests (actual or potential)…A new Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill was introduced in the NI Assembly earlier this week.  It marks the first sta...

21 Sep 2016

Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) - reminder and update

We have commented on this AWRS scheme many times before.  The scheme has been introduced by the Government to try and tackle alcohol fraud.  If you sell alcohol to another business, the probability is that you should already have registe...

19 Sep 2016

Sheffield - proposed new 'Alcohol Strategy' 2016 - 2020

Sheffield City Council Cabinet is due to debate the adoption of a new Alcohol Strategy for the city at its meeting on 21 September 2016.  If adopted, the strategy will run from October 2016 until October 2020.The report prepared for Cabinet...

16 Sep 2016

Late Night Levy - Gloucester - Consultation now launched

Further to our news yesterday that Gloucester Council had determined to launch a formal consultation on the possible adoption of a Late Night Levy (LNL), that consultation has now been launched and will run to 7 December 2016.The consultation do...