Premises Licence

24 Oct 2018

Scotland - West Lothian Festive Extensions

The West Lothian Board has now formerly announced their general festive extension for 2018.For all on sale premises in West Lothian The terminal hour for the sale of alcohol to be consumed on the premises is extended for the following days durin...

26 Sep 2018

British Summer Time ends at 2am Sunday 28 October 2018

A reminder that British Summer Time (or as it may be more properly called Daylight Saving Time) ends at 2am Sunday 28 October 2018. This means that at 2am on that Sunday, the time becomes 1am and premises entitled to trade to 2am or later can enjo...

12 Sep 2018

Alcohol Taxation and the Pub Trade – Parliamentary Briefing

We occasionally alert to Parliamentary Library Briefing Papers of possible passing interest to our sector.  This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides information on how alcohol is taxed from the introduction of the duty escalator ...

03 Sep 2018

Scotland - Potential rule changes for Moray pubs and clubs to help curb antisocial behaviour

It is being reported that Moray Licensing Board are to consult on new rules which could be brought in for pubs across Moray ‘to help curb antisocial behaviour and bring a boost to the local economy’.There are current policy restricti...

23 Aug 2018

Scotland - Edinburgh Consult on New Policy and Overprovision

Edinburgh have now commenced a public consultation regarding their new Statement of Licensing Policy which will run from November 2018 to 2022, when it will be required to be reviewed again under the terms of the current legislation.  As well...

20 Jul 2018

"That's time at the bar everyone, please" Hackney Council passes new Licensing Policy

We have reported previously on Hackney Council and its proposed New Licensing Policy.Any applicants for new licences in the borough will find a new "core hours policy" restricting the scope of their licences.The new “core hours policy&rd...