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19 Mar 2019

National Trading Standards: ”Retailers must do more on knife sales”

The National Trading Standards website has recently reported the results of recent test purchasing operations aimed at the sales of knives.  The results revealed many vendors were selling knives without undertaking required age verifications....

15 Mar 2019

Portman Group - Code of Practice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic Drinks (6th edition)

Following a consultation last year, the Portman Group has this month issued its sixth edition of its Code of Pratice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic Drinks, a copy of which can be found here -

12 Mar 2019

Scottish Personal Licence Renewals - urgent reminder

We have flagged this on more than one occasion but it is sufficiently important to bear reminding.The first Personal Licences that were issued under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 will expire on 31 August 2019.The last date to apply for r...

12 Mar 2019

National Licensing Week 2019 -17-21 June 2019

National Licensing Week (NLW) 2019 will run this year between 17 and 21 June 2019, organised and promoted as usual by the IoL.NLW represents an opportunity for everyone involved in licensing to promote Licensing.  NLW is seen by the IoL as ...

07 Mar 2019

Online hotel booking: principles for businesses

The Competition and Markets Authority has set out its view on what online accommodation booking companies need to do to ensure that they comply with consumer law. The principles for online hotel booking companies, travel agents and hotel co...

26 Feb 2019

British Summer time = potential loss of an hours trading

In last month’s article on British Summer time, we warned of the potential loss of an hours trading. With Sunday 31st March 2019 a little over a month away, if you want to avoid this potential loss of trade, the deadline for a TEN is looming...