England & Wales

09 Dec 2020

Covid 19 - Outdoor Areas in Tier 2 – Local Authority issues guidance

Some Local authorities in Tier 2 areas have issued guidance in respect of structures in outdoor areas and Covid-19 restrictions.Cheshire West & Chester Council have set out a short guide to ensure premises comply with the current regulations...

08 Dec 2020

Gambling - Ofcom rules on ITV competition investigation

On Monday (7th December) Ofcom confirmed the outcome of an investigation into ITV prize competitions which ran between 2016 and 2019. The investigation commenced after ITV discovered that between 2016 and 2019 a number of postal votes were not inc...

08 Dec 2020

Age limit for playing the National lottery to rise to 18 in October 2021

The Government has pledged a "major and wide-ranging review" of the gambling industry, it will be canvassing views on the legislation in the form of a call for evidence, which will run for 16 weeks until the end of March 2021.In the meantime, th...

04 Dec 2020

Judges dismiss HMRC Appeal against bar owner over “Super Juices”

Judgement has been given in favour of a bar owner in an appeal by HMRC over VAT payments for “Super Juices”.The Upper Tribunal of the Tax and Chancery Chamber have published their decision to dismiss the appeal by HMRC against the Fi...

03 Dec 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Welsh Regulations Published

Following the First Minister’s announcement on Monday Regulations have now been published which will impose new restrictions on Welsh Hospitality businesses from 6pm on Friday (4th December 2020).The new Regulations will require specified ...

30 Nov 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - 3 Tier Regulations published

The Government have this afternoon published regulations to implement the new system of three tiers in England from 2nd December.The new regulations will be the subject of a vote in Parliament tomorrow, if approved they will remain until 3rd Feb...