Premises Licence

25 Apr 2018

Changes to Cumulative Impact Areas

The concept of Cumulative Impact Areas has been around for many years. In brief, they were often brought in by licensing authorities through their licensing policies where there was evidence to show that the number or density of licensed premises ...

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...

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...

15 Mar 2018

Minimum Unit Pricing (Wales)

Yesterday we provided an update on the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) in Scotland.Also this week the process of introducing MUP in Wales took another step forward.On 13th March the Welsh Assembly voted in favour of a  motion t...

15 Mar 2018

Scotland - Consultation on updating the Licensing (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2007

Due to previous concerns raised about a lack of public participation in the licensing process, the Scottish Government has launched a consultation on updating the Licensing (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 seeking views on whether the Regul...

14 Mar 2018

Scotland - Minimum Unit Price Guidance

The Scottish Government has updated its guidance on the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP).A minimum unit price for alcohol is due start on 1 May 2018. The Scottish Government has proposed a price per unit of 50p to the Scottish Parliame...