General

13 Dec 2018

16th National Pubwatch Conference

The 16th National Pubwatch Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester on Tuesday 26th February 2019.The conference will provide a valuable platform to share ideas and good practice. It will also provide a surgery where National P...

10 Dec 2018

'Avoid the unwanted gift of food poisoning this Christmas'

The Food Standards Agency has issued what appears to be its season advice on food safety over the festive period.This includes the following tips:  When Christmas food shopping, take enough bags with you so that you can separate ou...

30 Oct 2018

Manslaughter Conviction Following Allergy Death

At a hearing before Manchester Crown Court the owners of the Royal Spice Takeaway in Oswaltwistle were found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of Megan Lee in 2016 who had suffered irreversible brain damage caused by a...

30 Oct 2018

Marriage / civil ceremony licences – proposed changes

In England & Wales, premises are able to obtain a licence from the Local Authority allowing them to hold marriages and civil ceremonies.Currently, premises for the purposes of these licences “means a permanently immovable structure com...

26 Sep 2018

British Summer Time ends at 2am Sunday 28 October 2018

A reminder that British Summer Time (or as it may be more properly called Daylight Saving Time) ends at 2am Sunday 28 October 2018. This means that at 2am on that Sunday, the time becomes 1am and premises entitled to trade to 2am or later can enjo...

24 Sep 2018

HMRC releases minimum wage underpayments data

Hospitality has been highlighted as having the highest number of jobs paid below the National Minimum Wage of any sector, according to data released by HMRC.HMRC has said there were an estimated 54,500 jobs within the sector were paid below the ...