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28 Feb 2020

Digital PASS

PASS, the provider of age verification documentation for those individuals aged over 18 is consulting as to the implementation of a digital system which will be displayed on the individual’s phone as well as or in substitution for physical p...

26 Feb 2020

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

We have previously reported on the Governments plans  to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE day.However this year also marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Japan (VJ) Day.Section 172 of the Licensing Act 2003 allows the Secretary of Stat...

13 Feb 2020

Government Confirm Pub Hours extended to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day

We previously reported the possibility of extended hours to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day this year.Past national occasions where the government has extended licensing hours have included the Royal Wedding in 2018, the Queen’s 90th b...

10 Feb 2020

The new £20 note is coming!

The new polymer £20 note is due to start to come into circulation on 20 February 2020.An A4 informative poster, perhaps useful for staff briefings, can be found here: LINKA more detailed resource can be found her: LINKThe existing &pou...

06 Feb 2020

Best Bar None - Winners Announced

As previously reported, the Best Bar None, national awards were presented at the House of Lords on Tuesday 4th February 2020.Sheffield won best overall scheme, Bolton was named most innovative and Cumbria scooped best new scheme.Sheffield late...

29 Jan 2020

Evaluating the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland

A new study has just been published which looks at the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol that came into effect in Scotland in 2018. It provides a descriptive analysis of the impact of MUP on the volume of pure alcohol sold in the of...