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06 Nov 2017

House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 - Government response

On 4 April 2017, the House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 published its post-legislative scrutiny report some 11 years after the Act came into force.A summary of the Committee’s conclusions and recommendations (over 70...

02 Nov 2017

Kingston Council reject late night levy

Following our earlier article, we can now confirm that Kingston Council have declined to introduce a late night levy at this time.

01 Nov 2017

Decision Day: Kingston Council to rule on Late night Levy Introduction

We regularly keep our clients updated on the Late Night Levy and the Licensing Authorities who choose to adopt it.Despite previously rejecting its introduction in 2013 citing that the "potential costs outweighed the potential benefits" Kingston ...

23 Oct 2017

Short measures on the 125ml wine measure!

The requirement to make available, and make customers aware of the opportunity to purchase, the smaller measure of 125 ml still wine, in addition to the more common 175 and 250 ml measures, is something we find often still overlooked, by operators...

19 Oct 2017

Alcohol and late night refreshment licensing statistics

The Home Office has today published statistics realting to alcohol and late night refreshment licensing in England and Wales – something it has done on an annual basis (other than years ending 31 March 2011 and 31 March 2015) for some time. ...

16 Oct 2017

CSE - 'test purchasing'

We have previously flagged difficulties for the hospitality sector in terms of Child Sex Exploitation (CSE) and particularly so for the hotel sector.To remind, increasingly there is the expectation that staff will have ben trained to be alert to...