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10 Jun 2019

Early May bank holiday in 2020 to move to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day

Last week the Government confirmed that the early May bank holiday in 2020 will move from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, which takes place on 8th May.This will be only the second time that the early May bank...

06 Jun 2019

We Love Hackney Residents Group Judicial Review rumoured to be over?

We previously reported on the residents group “We Love Hackney” ( WLH ) and their challenge to Hackney Councils new Licensing rules introduced last year.Local media outlet The Hackney Citizen has been reporting that the groups c...

05 Jun 2019

Welsh Government - Delay to 2020 for minimum unit pricing of alcohol.

On 29th May Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services published an update on the Welsh Governments proposals for a policy of minimum unit pricing (MUP) of alcohol.In February, the Welsh Government issued a written statement fol...

05 Jun 2019

Scotland - Glasgow consult on new Sexual Entertainment Venue Policy

On 31st May Glasgow launched their public consultation on a new Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV) Policy for the city.This follows the Scottish Government bringing into force the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (Commencement No.9 an...

04 Jun 2019

Gambling - Industry Figures, May 2019

The Gambling Commission has recently published industry statistics for the period October 2017 – September 2018.  The statistics which are published twice a year (in May and November) and provide the latest information on each sector re...

03 Jun 2019

Ban on polystyrene food boxes may be coming...

Takeaway boxes and cups made from expanded polystyrene are proposed to be banned as the Government targets rarely recycled plastic that ends up in incinerators and landfill sites.The ban will force thousands of takeaway food outlets to use packa...