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04 Jan 2018

House of Lords Debate

Will 2018 bring further changes to the licensing system? Prior to Christmas the House of Lords undertook a debate arising from the 'The Licensing Act 2003: post-legislative scrutiny' published by them in April of this year and the Government&...

03 Jan 2018

Late Night Levy Criticised for Yielding Low Income

The Late Night Levy fee is imposed by some Licensing Authorities upon Licensed premises operating between 00:00 (Midnight) and 6:00am.It was projected and promoted as a tool for local authorities, to collect income from Late Operating licensed p...

02 Jan 2018

Supporting clients when they need it most…

It was quite an eventful Festive period for our team here this year. As many will know we operate a 24 hour a day helpline 365 days a year to support the hospitality industry and  our clients.Most Christmases this means one of our solicitor...

19 Dec 2017

House of Lords to debate Government response to Select Committee Report on the Licensing Act 2003

On Wednesday 20 December, the House of Lords is due to debate the Government’s (limited) response to the recommendations set out in the Select Committee Report – see our article ' Detail on the Government response to the House of ...

15 Dec 2017

Scotland - Report from Alcohol Focus Scotland

Alcohol Focus Scotland have released a report following their enquiry into the relationship between the Licensing Boards and the issue of public health.The report concludes that the current system for licensing is too complex and difficult for l...

15 Dec 2017

Gambling Commission Guidance on changes to Regulatory returns published

The Gambling Commission has published guidance on the changes to regulatory returns that will be coming into effect from April 2018. Please note this guidance is relevant to all returns due from April 2018.The Gambling Commission state as...