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22 Feb 2018

Cumulative Impact Policy Findings - Sheffield

Following a public consultation on the possible adoption of a Cumulative Impact Policy in central Sheffield, particularly covering the areas of West Street and Devonshire Green, the consultation findings have been released.  Interestingly, th...

13 Feb 2018

The Licensing Officer Scam!

Swale Council have recently written to their licensees to warn against a confidence trickster operating in their area.The scam involves a criminal attending the premises and posing as a Licensing Officer, demanding payment of the licence annual ...

12 Feb 2018

Scotland - requirement for Disabled Access and Facilities Statement from 30 March 2018

The Premises Licence (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2018 comes into force on 30 March 2018 amending the Premises Licence (Scotland) Regulations 2007. This supplements changes previously made to the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 by s.179 Criminal...

12 Feb 2018

Minimum Pricing - Briefing Note

We occasionally alert to Parliamentary Library Briefing Papers of possible passing interest to our sector.This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides a brief overview of  the position in relation to minimum pricing for alcohol par...

30 Jan 2018

Liverpool Council first to debate benefits of Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol?

A special health summit  looking at the effects of Alcohol is due to take place in Liverpool today.Liverpool Council will meet with Public Health officials, the NHS and Alcohol Charities to discuss a plan for Alcohol in the City. One of the...

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...