Premises Licence

21 Jul 2017

Hemmings - the final reckoning

On 19 July 2017, the Supreme Court handed down a further judgment in the long running Hemmings case. This follows their previous judgment on 29 April 2015.In brief, the case concerns fees charged by Westminster City Council to the respondents ov...

03 Jul 2017

Scotland - Dundee - New Overprovision

Following the Aldi Stores Ltd v Dundee City Licensing Board case on 12 August 2016, where the Dundee Sherriff overturned the current Alcohol Overprovision Policy, Council officers have been reviewing the Board’s options.At their meeting on...

27 Jun 2017

Banning the sale of alcohol below the cost of duty plus VAT: Guidance update

This Guidance (which has recently been updated) is aimed at alcohol suppliers and enforcement authorities.It provides information about the ban on the sale of below-cost alcohol, including:what the ban means and who it applies tohow to imp...

26 Jun 2017

Public Health England - a public health licensing objective and other considerations

In 2016, with the support of the Home Office and Department of Health, Public Health England developed and piloted an analytical support package (ASP) to:help public health teams in their existing role as a responsible authority as defined in ...

20 Jun 2017

School's Out For Summer

As we approach the end of June , it is a timely reminder that  it is that time of year when both GCSE and A-level exams are finishing across the country.Many of those having taken exams will be celebrating the end of a long and gruelling fe...

20 Jun 2017

Trading on Christmas Day - Parliamentary briefing paper

This short Commons Library briefing paper (just post election ‘purdah’ released) provides an outline of the main provisions of the Christmas Day (Trading) Act 2004 and a summary of the background to the Act. It also outlines the positi...