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22 Jan 2018

PASS Card Update

On the 17th January PASS (Proof of Age Standard Scheme) launched an updated card format which includes the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) logo plus the logo of the Security Industry Authority (SIA).  This is to illustrate the su...

22 Jan 2018

Gambling - Betting shops: licensing and planning issues - a briefing document

This House of Commons Library briefing paper looks at licensing and planning issues relating to betting shops in Great Britain.There are 8,502 betting shops in Great Britain (Gambling Commission statistics, November 2017).The briefing doc...

11 Jan 2018

MP’s back Agent of Change Bill

At its first reading on the 10th January 2018, the House of Commons gave approval to the Planning ( Agent of Change) Bill.The proposed legislation, would require property developers to take into account pre-existing businesses, like music venues...

11 Jan 2018

Short changed on a coffee?

In case of passing interest…It is being reported from the USA that a class-action lawsuit accusing Starbucks of under filling lattes has been thrown out by a judge in Oakland, California.The US district judge found insufficient evidence...

11 Jan 2018

Alcohol to be 'grounded' at Airports? Government to Consider Licensing Restrictions

The Government has announced it is considering imposing licensing restrictions on the sale of alcohol in airports. Airports are currently exempt from legislation governing when they can sell alcohol.Last year the House of Lords commented that it...

08 Jan 2018

A Right Royal Knees Up? Home Office Launch Royal Wedding Consultation

A four week consultation has been launched by the Home Office on plans to allow Licensed Premises to open on the nights of Friday the 18th May and Saturday the 19th May until 1am.The Home Secretary Amber Rudd indicated “ The Royal wedding ...