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28 Jun 2019

Gambling - New House of Lords Select Committee Formed

On the 13th June 2019 a new House of Lords Select Committee was constituted.The new Committee, chaired by Lord Grade of Yarmouth the former Controller of BBC1, has been established to report on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Indu...

26 Jun 2019

Southwark Late Night Levy - Another step closer

At a meeting of the Southwark Licensing Committee on Tuesday 25th June,  it was  resolved to recommend to next month's council assembly meeting that a Late Night Levy be introduced from September this year.As we have previously reporte...

26 Jun 2019

New initiative "Ask for Clive"

Initially started in Hertfordshire to promote inclusivity and reduce discrimination against the LGBT+ community, the Ask for Clive Scheme provides a mechanism for premises to create welcoming places which endorse the ethos of zero tolerance on dis...

25 Jun 2019

Allergens - 'Natasha's Law' to be introduced by summer 2021

A new law will require food businesses to include full ingredients labelling on pre-packaged foods, the Government has announced today in a drive to protect the country’s two million food allergy sufferers. Following the death of Natasha Edn...

24 Jun 2019

Food Standards Authority - allergens reminder and update

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) provides many resources for businesses to promote and enhance food safety generally.In terms of allergens (an issue never far from unwanted headlines), this includes on-line training modules which can be found her...

20 Jun 2019

“Smart?” water; Sheffield Licensed Premises get Smartwater Scheme funding from Sheffield BID.

Twenty-Five  Licensed venues  across Sheffield have engaged in a new scheme funded by Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District). Staff at the venues have received training in the use of Smartwater, each batch with its own DNA-...