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10 Sep 2019

Scotland - The Position following Personal Licence Renewals

The Scottish Government have published their annual figures reflecting the number of premises and Personal Licences held per Board across Scotland.What is striking is the reduction in the number of Personal Licence Holders.   Between M...

04 Sep 2019

Airport Clampdown On Drunken Passengers leads to fall in arrest figures

We have previously reported on campaigns introduced by Airports,  to try and reduce the number of alcohol related incidents and arrests at airports.New figures have revealed a fall in arrests in 2018/19 compared to the previous year;117...

30 Aug 2019

Councillor's handbook

The Local Government Association has now issued a handbook designed for Councillors dealing with applications under the Licensing Act 2003.The handbook, which is available for download and review here, includes helpful sections on conducting hea...

29 Aug 2019

Brent Statement of Licensing Policy - 24-Hour City

Brent Council are currently consulting on the introduction of a new statement of licensing policy. The consultation will run until 4th October 2019.The draft includes policies for the introduction of ten cumulative impact zones where street...

29 Aug 2019

Offensive Weapons Consultation

National Trading Standards have today published data relating to test purchase operations carried out between 1st April 2018 and 31st March 2019 concerning the sale of knives to children (under 18s).It is illegal to sell knives to Children save ...

28 Aug 2019

Gambling - Consultation on gambling with credit cards

Between February and May this year the Gambling Commission conducted a call for evidence on gambling with Credit Cards.  This exercise was promulgated from the advice by the former Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (now Advisory Board for S...