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31 Jul 2018

More Affordable Justice?? Court Fees for Lodging Licensing Appeals greatly reduced

On the 25th July 2018,  The Court of Protection, Civil Proceedings and Magistrates Courts Fees ( Amendment ) Order 2018 came into force.This has now greatly reduced the fees payable to the Court for lodging a Licensing Appeal.  Previou...

23 Jul 2018

Scotland – summary of Respondents' views on planned Guidance relating to new SEV regime

The Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 creates a licensing regime for the regulation of Sexual Entertainment Venues (SEV) in Scotland and in carrying out its functions in relation to SEVs, a local authority must have regard to non-...

20 Jul 2018

"That's time at the bar everyone, please" Hackney Council passes new Licensing Policy

We have reported previously on Hackney Council and its proposed New Licensing Policy.Any applicants for new licences in the borough will find a new "core hours policy" restricting the scope of their licences.The new “core hours policy&rd...

17 Jul 2018

Scotland - Personal Licence Renewal

A discussion around the steps to facilitate the requirement to renew Personal Licences on the 10th anniversary pursuant to the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 continues and the concerns of the trade as to the mechanics of the process increase as eac...

17 Jul 2018

Gambling - Defining and Quantifying Gambling-Related Harm

The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB), whose stated purpose is to provide independent advice to the Gambling Commission, and through it to the Government, on a national responsible gambling strategy, has recently published a new report en...

16 Jul 2018

Gambling - Commission Publish 2017/2018 report.

On Friday the Gambling Commission published their annual report for the period of 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018.The report included statements from the Chairman, William Moyes, and recently appointed CEO Neil McArthur.  In addition a nu...