Premises Licence

05 Mar 2018

Relaxation of licensing hours for the Royal Wedding

England and Wales only.The Home Office’s consultation to extend licensing hours for the Royal Wedding has now closed and the response and impact assessment can be found here.In short, the Government has decided to proceed with a licensin...

02 Mar 2018

Scotland: Minimum Pricing to start 1 May 2018

The Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2018 was laid before the Scottish Parliament on 1 March 2018. Section 1 of the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 had partially been brought into for...

01 Mar 2018

DPS change application from 23 March 2018

The Licensing Act 2003 (Premises licences and club premises certificates) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 were laid before Parliament yesterday and will come into force on 23 March 2018.It amends the Licensing Act 2003 (Premises licences and club p...

01 Mar 2018

British Summer Time

British Summer Time (or as it may be more properly called Daylight Saving Time) starts at 1am Sunday 25th March 2018. This means that at 1am on that Sunday, the time becomes 2am.Unless you have a specific provision on your licence to cover ...

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 ...

30 Jan 2018

Liverpool Council first to debate benefits of Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol?

A special health summit  looking at the effects of Alcohol is due to take place in Liverpool today.Liverpool Council will meet with Public Health officials, the NHS and Alcohol Charities to discuss a plan for Alcohol in the City. One of the...