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23 Feb 2018

Gambling – William Hill to pay £6.2m penalty

It is being reported that following earlier examples such as BetFred and Paddy Power, William Hill Group have been made subject to a penalty package of at least £6.2m (second largest fine issued by the Gambling Commission) following an inves...

23 Feb 2018

Gambling – Competition and Markets Authority Investigation Update

Following their long running investigation (launched in October 2016) regarding online gambling terms and conditions the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have announced that undertakings have been received from 3 of the largest online opera...

22 Feb 2018

Cumulative Impact Policy Findings - Sheffield

Following a public consultation on the possible adoption of a Cumulative Impact Policy in central Sheffield, particularly covering the areas of West Street and Devonshire Green, the consultation findings have been released.  Interestingly, th...

13 Feb 2018

The Licensing Officer Scam!

Swale Council have recently written to their licensees to warn against a confidence trickster operating in their area.The scam involves a criminal attending the premises and posing as a Licensing Officer, demanding payment of the licence annual ...

12 Feb 2018

Scotland - requirement for Disabled Access and Facilities Statement from 30 March 2018

The Premises Licence (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2018 comes into force on 30 March 2018 amending the Premises Licence (Scotland) Regulations 2007. This supplements changes previously made to the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 by s.179 Criminal...

12 Feb 2018

Minimum Pricing - Briefing Note

We occasionally alert to Parliamentary Library Briefing Papers of possible passing interest to our sector.This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides a brief overview of  the position in relation to minimum pricing for alcohol par...