Enforcement

13 Aug 2018

Royal Assent for Minimum Unit Pricing in Wales

The Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Act 2018 has now received Royal Assent following the approval of the Bill by the National Assembly for Wales in June.   The Welsh Government have said there will be a consultation com...

21 Jun 2018

"Entitled to Work?" - Premises Licence revoked following immigration visits

A Premises Licence for a restaurant in Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex was revoked following a Review hearing by Rother District Council.This is a timely reminder for operators to make sure their own internal procedures, regarding their employees, a...

08 May 2018

“Protecting your business?” £5,000 fine for failing to display Food Hygiene Ratings

A recent case at Cardiff Magistrates Court, in which a business owner was fined £5,000, highlights the obligations businesses have to display their food hygiene ratings, in Wales and Northern Ireland. The case surrounded a restaurant ...

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 Jan 2018

Food Hygiene Prosecution

A Birmingham restaurant learned an expensive lesson in relation to food hygiene when it was fined £50,000 by Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.Ibrahim’s Grill and Steak House had adopted the use of wooden boards as is currently pop...