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25 Oct 2019

75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day – Government announce Plan to Extend Licensing Hours in England and Wales

Next year marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day with celebrations and community events across the country to remember the contribution of British, Commonwealth and Allied Armed Forces personnel and all those citizens who contrib...

23 Oct 2019

Gambling - Young People & Gambling Survey 2019

The Gambling Commission has today published the 2019 Young People & Gambling survey which looks at gambling trends of 11 - 16-year-olds in Great Britain.  The long-term trend shows a decline in participation since the questions were ...

22 Oct 2019

Northern Ireland - Consultation

Northern Ireland’s Department for Communities has started a consultation on licensing laws within the jurisdiction. The Northern Irish system is currently Court based and has not experienced the similar type of reform which has been und...

21 Oct 2019

Gambling - Commission call for action from Pub sector

We have previously highlighted the  publication of guidance jointly by the BBPA and UKHospitality.This followed a series of test purchase operations carried out in respect of gaming machines in licensed premises.   Working with Lo...

18 Oct 2019

Non-party Cost Orders - In Licensing Appeals

The recent High Court case of Aldemir v Cornwall Council [2019] EWHC 2407 (Admin) is of interest as it dealt with non-party costs orders in a licensing matter – deciding that non-party costs orders can be issued pursuant to s181 Licensing Ac...

17 Oct 2019

Minimum Unit Pricing - Wales

Today, Wales took a further step towards the establishment of a minimum unit price (MUP) for alcohol.  The Welsh Assembly have laid down for consultation within the Assembly itself The Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (minimum unit p...