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26 Apr 2018

Gambling - Gambling Commission announce new CEO

The appointment of Neil McArthur as their new CEO has been announced this week by the Gambling Commission. His appointment follows the departure of Sarah Harrison MBE at the end of February  (to take up the role of Director General, Corporate...

26 Apr 2018

UK Hospitality sets out its Election Manifesto to councils ahead of Local May 3rd elections.

UK Hospitality the trade body representing over 65,000 in the sector, including pubs, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and more,  has set out its recommendations to Councils  ahead of the Local Elections on May 3rd.A selection of the m...

25 Apr 2018

Changes to Cumulative Impact Areas

The concept of Cumulative Impact Areas has been around for many years. In brief, they were often brought in by licensing authorities through their licensing policies where there was evidence to show that the number or density of licensed premises ...

25 Apr 2018

New s.182 Guidance Published

The Home Office have now published the latest version of the ‘s. 182’ Guidance.This Guidance is directed to licensing authorities on the discharge of their functions under the 2003 Act. The new Guidance takes immediate effect ...

24 Apr 2018

Gambling - Annual fees: Are you in the right bracket?

In July many Operators will be required to pay their licence annual fees to the Commission. As we previously reported the Commission has introduced a new charging scale for Operators based not upon the number of physical shops within their ...

19 Apr 2018

Scotland - Alcohol Outlet Availability and Harm

Alcohol Focus Scotland has worked with the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health (CRESH) at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, to provide what it states is further evidence of the ‘links between alcohol availability ...