General

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 ...

29 Mar 2018

Soft Drinks Industry Levy - 6th April 2018

On the 6th April 2018 the new soft drinks industry levy will take effect.Drinks which will be effected include drinks which meet the following conditions:it has a content of 1.2% alcohol by volume or lessit’s either ready to drink, o...

15 Mar 2018

Scotland - Consultation on updating the Licensing (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2007

Due to previous concerns raised about a lack of public participation in the licensing process, the Scottish Government has launched a consultation on updating the Licensing (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 seeking views on whether the Regul...

14 Mar 2018

Scotland - Minimum Unit Price Guidance

The Scottish Government has updated its guidance on the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP).A minimum unit price for alcohol is due start on 1 May 2018. The Scottish Government has proposed a price per unit of 50p to the Scottish Parliame...

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...

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...