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23 May 2017

Hospitality Industry urged to 'tighten security'

Following the bomb attack at the Manchester Arena last night, the hospitality industry is being urged to review security arrangements generally, but specifically in case similar attacks are planned.National Counter Terrorism Security Office guid...

17 May 2017

Scotland – Minimum Pricing – Supreme Court hearing date announced

The long running saga over the Scottish Government’s intention to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol of 50p (opposed by the Scotch Whisky Association) may finally be drawing to a close.  We have learnt that the Supreme Court wil...

17 May 2017

‘Ask for Angela’ gains further traction

The 'Ask for Angela' initiative is designed to provide support to vulnerable customers who may need help to get out of a bad situation within licensed premises in particular and is something on which we have previously reported.    Nati...

16 May 2017

A Call for Evidence in review of Mobile Homes Act 2013

We had previously discussed the implementation of this Act when it came into force in April 2014. The Mobile Homes Act 2013 made significant changes to the Law on park homes, the Government committed to a review of the Act in 2017.In orde...

15 May 2017

Scotland - Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 - further provisions coming into force today

A reminder that further provisions affecting the licensing regime in Scotland come into force today.For more detail, see our earlier article 'Scotland - Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 - further provisions coming into force'.Thes...

10 May 2017

Challenge To Liverpool's Late Night Levy dismissed

The High Court has dismissed a challenge to the decision of Liverpool City Council, to introduce a late night levy. The Levy, was introduced in the City from the 1st April 2017 and we were instructed by a number of premises, to advise them upon it...