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01 Feb 2019

The freeze is over……. Chancellor’s Wine Tax Rise starts today

Whilst other alcohol products saw a freeze in the autumn 2018 budget, the Chancellor Philip Hammond  announced an inflationary linked tax rise on wine.The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has warned consumers the 3.1% rise will start today...

31 Jan 2019

London Night-Time Commission reports findings

The London Night Time Commission has published its report into the use of the City between 6pm and 6am. A number of key recommendations are set out to the Mayor of London, to consider in the shaping of any future policy for the Capital;...

31 Jan 2019

Supreme Court ruling on Criminal Records Schemes

On Thursday (30th January) the Supreme Court handed down their judgement in the long running litigation concerning the Criminal Record scheme. The case, which was the consolidation of a number of Judicial Reviews by members of the public, w...

31 Jan 2019

Gambling Health Alliance

It has been announced today that the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and Gamble Aware have joined forces to establish a ‘Gambling Health Alliance’.The stated aims of the new Alliance is to ensure that gambling and the harms it...

31 Jan 2019

Changes to the Licensing of Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

As the provider of the BII legal and licensing helpline we write regular articles for their members only BII InnFocus magazine.Our most recent one is on changes to the Licensing of Houses of Multiple Occupation and how they potentially affect pu...

30 Jan 2019

Best Bar None scheme launched in Manchester Airport Group

We have previously reported on the Government’ call for evidence in connection with alcohol consumption at British Airports.In conjunction with Best Bar None the Manchester Airport Group (MAG), encompassing Manchester, London Stansted and ...