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05 May 2019

Home Office - Violence and abuse toward shop staff: call for evidence

The Home Office recently opened a consultation regarding violence and abuse toward shop (retail) staff.The call for evidence which will be open until 11pm on 28th June 2019 aims to collect evidence in order to enable the government to understand...

04 May 2019

Gambling - New National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms Launches

The Gambling Commission have now formally launched their new 3 year strategy for reducing what they define as gambling harms.The 3 year strategy is supported by its own website: www.reducinggamblingharms.org.The Commission describe their sole ...

29 Apr 2019

National Pubwatch – ‘Pubwatch Awards 2019’ launched

The National Pubwatch Awards were established to encourage and recognise the work of local Pubwatch schemes throughout the United Kingdom and their efforts to provide safe drinking environments for customers and staff. The 2019 Awards have just be...

29 Apr 2019

CSE - Home Office publish 'disruption toolkit'

CSE (Child Sex Exploitation) or the possibility of such is or can be a challenging area for the hospitality sector. We have been raising awareness of possible issues surrounding this for some time now and it is clear that it is an area attracting ...

29 Apr 2019

FSA - Food and You 'wave five' survey report published

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has just published the findings for wave five of the Food and You survey.The Food and You survey, which includes data from England, Wales and Northern Ireland is used to collect information about the public&r...

24 Apr 2019

Scotland - Consultation on Occasional Licences

Yesterday, the Scottish Government launched a consultation on occasional licences in order to seek views on the two following potential changes to the system:to raise the application fee from £10 to £50, £75 or £100, al...