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29 Mar 2019

Scotland – Guidance issued on new licensing regime for SEVs and theatres

On 26 April 2019 further provisions of the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 come into force, which relate to the licensing of Sexual Entertainment Venues (SEV) and theatres.The principal changes relate to SEVs in that a new discreti...

26 Mar 2019

Rugby World Cup 2019

In September the home nations will be competing in the Rugby World Cup in Japan.EnglandIrelandScotlandWalesVs. TongaSunday 22/9/19Kick off 11:15amVs. ScotlandSunday 22/9/19Kick off 8:45am...

22 Mar 2019

“We Love Hackney” secure permission to pursue Judicial Review of Hackney Borough Council Licensing Policy

We previously reported on the residents group “We Love Hackney” and their challenge to Hackney Councils new Licensing rules introduced last year.This week, a High Court Judge granted permission for the group to pursue a Judicial Revi...

20 Mar 2019

PPL announces details of new “Specially Featured Entertainment” Tariff

Following a formal consultation last year regarding the scope, structure, fees and implementation of a new Specially Featured Entertainment (“SFE”) tariff PPL PRS Ltd have announced a new tariff, coming into effect on 1 July 2019.The...

19 Mar 2019

National Trading Standards: ”Retailers must do more on knife sales”

The National Trading Standards website has recently reported the results of recent test purchasing operations aimed at the sales of knives.  The results revealed many vendors were selling knives without undertaking required age verifications....

15 Mar 2019

Portman Group - Code of Practice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic Drinks (6th edition)

Following a consultation last year, the Portman Group has this month issued its sixth edition of its Code of Pratice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic Drinks, a copy of which can be found here -