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12 Nov 2019

ACTSO report on local trading standards services

‘The impacts and outcomes of local trading standards services’ is a recently published report by the Association of Chief Trading Standards Officers.  It can be found here:

05 Nov 2019

Drone and model aircraft registration

Drone registration becomes mandatory from 30 November 2019The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme goes live on 5 November 2019.There will be two elements to the online system:Anyone responsible for a d...

04 Nov 2019

Festive guidance from Counter Terrorism Policing

With thanks to the BBPA, we reproduce below the updated festive guidance which CTP urge be circulated as widely as possible within the licensed trade.further details can be found here: and some advice links also...

25 Oct 2019

75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day – Government announce Plan to Extend Licensing Hours in England and Wales

Next year marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day with celebrations and community events across the country to remember the contribution of British, Commonwealth and Allied Armed Forces personnel and all those citizens who contrib...

23 Oct 2019

Gambling - Young People & Gambling Survey 2019

The Gambling Commission has today published the 2019 Young People & Gambling survey which looks at gambling trends of 11 - 16-year-olds in Great Britain.  The long-term trend shows a decline in participation since the questions were ...

22 Oct 2019

Northern Ireland - Consultation

Northern Ireland’s Department for Communities has started a consultation on licensing laws within the jurisdiction. The Northern Irish system is currently Court based and has not experienced the similar type of reform which has been und...