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06 Apr 2018

Gambling – ‘EuroMillions Condition’

Today the Gambling Act 2005 (Operating Licence Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 comes into force and will affect all betting operating licences, whether or not they were issued before today’s date.The regulations will add the follo...

03 Apr 2018

Scotland: Licensing immigration changes

The draft Immigration (Alcohol Licensing and Late Hours Catering) (Scotland) Regulations 2018 has now been issued and will come into force 21 days after they are made, a date which itself is yet to be determined.Material changes to the Lice...

29 Mar 2018

Soft Drinks Industry Levy - 6th April 2018

On the 6th April 2018 the new soft drinks industry levy will take effect.Drinks which will be effected include drinks which meet the following conditions:it has a content of 1.2% alcohol by volume or lessit’s either ready to drink, o...

29 Mar 2018

Gambling - Online Gambling Review Published.

The Gambling Commission has now published there review of the Online Gambling industry.  Following the implementation of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014; which required online Operators whose services are available in Grea...

26 Mar 2018

Draft Licensing Act 2003 (Royal Wedding Licensing Hours) 2018

The draft Licensing Act 2003 (Royal Wedding Licensing Hours) 2018 has been released and can be found here.As previously reported, the Order will allow licensed premises in England and Wales to open for an extra two hours for licensable activitie...

26 Mar 2018

Scotland - increasing the powers of Licensing Standard Officers

The catchily titled Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement No. 15 and Saving Provision) and the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (Commencement No. 8) Order 2018 was laid before the Scottish Parliament on...