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23 Jan 2018

Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing - Select Committee scrutiny

The Health and Home Affairs Committees of the House of Commons is to consider implications of alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) with charities, academics, professional bodies and industry on Monday 22 January 2018.The sessio...

23 Jan 2018

Merger to Create "Powerful Unified Voice" for the hospitality sector "UKHospitality"

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and British Hospitality Association (BHA) have revealed their plans to merge and create a new trade body named “UKHospitality”.It is hoped that this new body will create a “...

22 Jan 2018

PASS Card Update

On the 17th January PASS (Proof of Age Standard Scheme) launched an updated card format which includes the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) logo plus the logo of the Security Industry Authority (SIA).  This is to illustrate the su...

22 Jan 2018

Gambling - Betting shops: licensing and planning issues - a briefing document

This House of Commons Library briefing paper looks at licensing and planning issues relating to betting shops in Great Britain.There are 8,502 betting shops in Great Britain (Gambling Commission statistics, November 2017).The briefing doc...

11 Jan 2018

MP’s back Agent of Change Bill

At its first reading on the 10th January 2018, the House of Commons gave approval to the Planning ( Agent of Change) Bill.The proposed legislation, would require property developers to take into account pre-existing businesses, like music venues...

11 Jan 2018

Short changed on a coffee?

In case of passing interest…It is being reported from the USA that a class-action lawsuit accusing Starbucks of under filling lattes has been thrown out by a judge in Oakland, California.The US district judge found insufficient evidence...