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10 Sep 2019

End of Alcohol Promotions in Ireland?

It has been reported, that the Irish government has notified the European Commission of plans to ban alcohol promotions in the country. This development flows from Irelands efforts to reduce excessive alcohol consumption, the Country’...

10 Sep 2019

Report on Local Authority Food Law Enforcement Published by FSA

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has just published official statistics on food law enforcement by local authorities for the year ending March 2019.The information provided by local authorities and compiled by the FSA, gives a detailed breakdown ...

10 Sep 2019

Scotland - The Position following Personal Licence Renewals

The Scottish Government have published their annual figures reflecting the number of premises and Personal Licences held per Board across Scotland.What is striking is the reduction in the number of Personal Licence Holders.   Between M...

04 Sep 2019

Airport Clampdown On Drunken Passengers leads to fall in arrest figures

We have previously reported on campaigns introduced by Airports,  to try and reduce the number of alcohol related incidents and arrests at airports.New figures have revealed a fall in arrests in 2018/19 compared to the previous year;117...

30 Aug 2019

Councillor's handbook

The Local Government Association has now issued a handbook designed for Councillors dealing with applications under the Licensing Act 2003.The handbook, which is available for download and review here, includes helpful sections on conducting hea...

29 Aug 2019

Brent Statement of Licensing Policy - 24-Hour City

Brent Council are currently consulting on the introduction of a new statement of licensing policy. The consultation will run until 4th October 2019.The draft includes policies for the introduction of ten cumulative impact zones where street...