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10 Jul 2019

Successful application in new City of York 'red zone'

City of York Council has included a Cumulative Impact Area (CIA) within its Licensing Policy since 2005. Following statutory changes to CIAs last year the Council reviewed its policy further and recently introduced a new ‘red zone’ are...

04 Jul 2019

Gambling - William Hills announce significant closures

We recently reported the Gambling Commission’s publication of industry statistics for the period October 2017 to September 2018.  We highlighted in this article that the effect of the B2 stake reductions, which took effect in April &rsq...

01 Jul 2019

Gambling - House of Lords - Call for Evidence.

We recently reported the formation of a new House of Lords Committee to report on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry.  The Committee has to report on its findings by 31st March 2020.The Committee have now published thei...

28 Jun 2019

Scotland - Alcohol sales drop; as minimum price kicks in?

In an article published online by the BBC on 19th June, it has been reported that  less alcohol was sold in 2018 than any year since records began in the early 1990s, according to a new report produced by NHS Health Scotland.  This ...

28 Jun 2019

Gambling - New House of Lords Select Committee Formed

On the 13th June 2019 a new House of Lords Select Committee was constituted.The new Committee, chaired by Lord Grade of Yarmouth the former Controller of BBC1, has been established to report on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Indu...

26 Jun 2019

Southwark Late Night Levy - Another step closer

At a meeting of the Southwark Licensing Committee on Tuesday 25th June,  it was  resolved to recommend to next month's council assembly meeting that a Late Night Levy be introduced from September this year.As we have previously reporte...