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14 Mar 2018

Scotland - Minimum Unit Price Guidance

The Scottish Government has updated its guidance on the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP).A minimum unit price for alcohol is due start on 1 May 2018. The Scottish Government has proposed a price per unit of 50p to the Scottish Parliame...

12 Mar 2018

Possible EMRO for Barrow?

On Sunday 4th March Barrow Police posted the following tweet regarding a curfew for Barrow in Cumbria:What are you views on the licensing of the pubs and clubs in the town centre? Alcohol has a bit impact on our town, police, health & comm...

06 Mar 2018

Scotland - Licensing Policy review and over-provision

A reminder for those operators with interests north of the border.All Licensing Boards are required by law to put in place a newly revised policy statement including an updated assessment of overprovision by 4 November 2018.The new policy will...

06 Mar 2018

National Planning Policy Framework - and the agent of change principle

The Government has just launched a wide ranging planning consultation seeks views on the draft text for an updated National Planning Policy Framework to cover the whole country.Of significance to our sector are the proposals contained in Chapter...

05 Mar 2018

Relaxation of licensing hours for the Royal Wedding

England and Wales only.The Home Office’s consultation to extend licensing hours for the Royal Wedding has now closed and the response and impact assessment can be found here.In short, the Government has decided to proceed with a licensin...

02 Mar 2018

Scotland: Minimum Pricing to start 1 May 2018

The Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2018 was laid before the Scottish Parliament on 1 March 2018. Section 1 of the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 had partially been brought into for...