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16 Aug 2018

Violent and drunken airline passengers - updated statistics released

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has just released figures which show that it had already received more than 200 incident reports about disruptive passengers from UK airlines in 2018. The latest figures mirror previous years, which have seen over ...

16 Aug 2018

Licensing Consultation Survey now open: Brighton and Hove City Council

Certainly of interest to our clients in the Sussex area, and particularly anyone seeking to consider Licensed premises in Brighton and Hove. The Consultation Survey is currently open with the Licensing Department and is to gather informatio...

13 Aug 2018

Royal Assent for Minimum Unit Pricing in Wales

The Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Act 2018 has now received Royal Assent following the approval of the Bill by the National Assembly for Wales in June.   The Welsh Government have said there will be a consultation com...

07 Aug 2018

Scotland – Personal Licence Renewals update

The Scottish Government has just issued the ‘The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 – Personal Licence Holder Communications Document’. In brief, this is a communications document relating to personal licence holders and the requireme...

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-...