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01 Nov 2018

Breaking news : Airside alcohol licensing at international airports in England and Wales: call for evidence

The Home Office has today launched a consultation which will run until 1 February 2019 into the possible restriction on 24 drinking airside at airports in England and Wales only, something previously mooted.The aim of this call for evidence is t...

30 Oct 2018

Manslaughter Conviction Following Allergy Death

At a hearing before Manchester Crown Court the owners of the Royal Spice Takeaway in Oswaltwistle were found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of Megan Lee in 2016 who had suffered irreversible brain damage caused by a...

30 Oct 2018

Marriage / civil ceremony licences – proposed changes

In England & Wales, premises are able to obtain a licence from the Local Authority allowing them to hold marriages and civil ceremonies.Currently, premises for the purposes of these licences “means a permanently immovable structure com...

29 Oct 2018

NLW/NMW - and the Budget 2018

Alongside today’s various budget announcements was confirmation of the National Living Wage (NLW) rates for those 25 and over to become effective in April 2019, alongside increases to the National Minimum Wage.It would appear that these ra...

29 Oct 2018

Alcohol and late night refreshment licensing statistics 2018

The Home Office has just published statistics relating to alcohol and late night refreshment licensing in England and Wales – something it has done on an annual basis (other than years ending 31 March 2011 and 31 March 2015) for some time....

26 Oct 2018

Crowd- Funded Judicial Review to challenge Hackney Licensing Restrictions

We Love Hackney a not for profit company set up by local residents, has instructed a Specialist Public Law Solicitors to apply to Judicially Review  Hackney Borough Councils Licensing Policy.The policy enlarged the Special Policy Area for S...