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06 Dec 2017

Scotland – Minimum Unit Price consultation

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on their proposal to impose a minimum price per unit of alcohol of 50 pence – details of which can be found here: 'Improving Scotland’s Health: Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol'. ...

28 Nov 2017

Scotland – All the fun of the fair!

Richard Lyle MSP has launched a consultation on removing travelling fairs from the licensing regime created by the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 with a view to establishing a new licensing system for them.The outcome of the consultation w...

24 Nov 2017

Scotland – Minimum Unit pricing start date

A commencement Order has been laid before the Scottish Parliament to enable the implementation of the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing)  (Scotland) Act 2012 S1. This will amend the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and the premises licences grante...

22 Nov 2017

Budget News Snapshot; What does it mean for the hospitality sector?

Philip Hammond MP, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has delivered the second Budget today. A number of factors announced will impact on the Hospitality Sector,  the areas of impact  initially noted in the industry are:Excise dutyA ...

21 Nov 2017

Sheffield City Council Consultation on CIP to end on 13th December 2017

A consultation survey, opened to gain views on options for The Devonshire Green/West Street area of Sheffield is to close on the 13th December 2017.The survey by Sheffield City Council is part of  “ongoing plans to improve the ar...

15 Nov 2017

BREAKING NEWS - Scotland – Minimum Pricing Supreme Court dismisses appeal – victory for the Scottish Government

The long running saga over the Scottish Government’s intention to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol of 50p has today been the subject of another key decision.In May 2013, the Court of Session in Edinburgh determined that minimum p...