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05 Mar 2018

Relaxation of licensing hours for the Royal Wedding

England and Wales only.The Home Office’s consultation to extend licensing hours for the Royal Wedding has now closed and the response and impact assessment can be found here.In short, the Government has decided to proceed with a licensin...

02 Mar 2018

Scotland: Minimum Pricing to start 1 May 2018

The Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2018 was laid before the Scottish Parliament on 1 March 2018. Section 1 of the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 had partially been brought into for...

01 Mar 2018

DPS change application from 23 March 2018

The Licensing Act 2003 (Premises licences and club premises certificates) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 were laid before Parliament yesterday and will come into force on 23 March 2018.It amends the Licensing Act 2003 (Premises licences and club p...

01 Mar 2018

British Summer Time

British Summer Time (or as it may be more properly called Daylight Saving Time) starts at 1am Sunday 25th March 2018. This means that at 1am on that Sunday, the time becomes 2am.Unless you have a specific provision on your licence to cover ...

28 Feb 2018

Revocation of Personal Licence/Immigration

Slough Borough Council Licensing Su- Committee revoked a Personal Licence flowing from the Review of a Premises Licence heard before Hillingdon Borough Council. In June 2017 a multi-agency operation took place with the Metropolitan Police, HM...

27 Feb 2018

Taxi - Knowsley Policy Quashed

On 7th February the High Court quashed Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council’s Policy for private hire drivers.  The Council had experienced an increased number of applications for drivers from outside its geographical area and in March...