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07 Jan 2020

Criminal Justice Statistics (England and Wales) – penalty notices

Towards the end of last year, the Ministry of Justice published its Criminal Justice Statistics for England and Wales, part of which show the number of penalty notices issued for certain offences.The relevant overview tables (which can be found ...

07 Jan 2020

National Living Wage - April 2020 increases

On New Year’s Eve the government announced increases to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) rates  to take effect from April 2020.  The new rates have been recommended by the Low Pay Commission, and have ...

06 Jan 2020

Gambling - Commission publish list of approved RET organisations

As from the 1st January 2020 Gambling operators must direct an annual financial contribution for gambling research, prevention and treatment required by the LCCP SR code 3.1.1 to one or more of the organisation approved by the Commission. O...

23 Dec 2019

Best Bar None - Announce Shortlist

On Friday Best Bar None (BBN) announced their 2019 short list for their National Awards. . The competition will now go into its final stage of judging, ahead of the awards ceremony held at the House of Lords on Tuesday 4th February 2020.Sheffiel...

16 Dec 2019

Barking & Dagenham - Opt for zero SEV policy

At their Assembly meeting on 20th November, Barking & Dagenham opted for a zero SEV (Sexual Entertainment Venue) policy.An extract from the meeting’s report, which includes feedback from public consultation, the revised policy (to be r...

11 Dec 2019

Advertising Standards Authority and KFC…

The ASA has recently upheld a complaint about a poster advertisement and a press advertisement for KFC,’ on the basis that the use of the word ‘cluck’ was too close to a commonly used profanity.The ‘offending’ poste...