David Clifton reports on the amendment to the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill that resulted in pub companies with fewer than 500 tied tenants being removed from the constraints of the Statutory Code with the consequence that only the “big six” pubcos will be bound by it. In her next article for Pub & Bar, Suzanne Davies will comment on the […]
Recommended reading: the Advertising Standards Authority’s report “Public Perceptions of Gambling Advertising in the UK”, the Gambling Commission’s updated ”Guide to advertising codes” and the CAP/BCAP help note “Guidance on the rules for gambling advertisements”
The Gambling Commission has published an advice note in relation to a ratings category system regarding levels to which customer funds are protected. By 31 December 2014, the applicable category must be included in Ts & Cs and by 2 February 2015 must also be made available to the customer at the point of deposit and […]
The International Social Games Association has released its second independently commissioned research into social games, focused on concerns that social casino games, based on the freemium monetisation model, might be driving young people towards real money gambling and leading them to develop problem gambling behaviour.
The Home Office has confirmed that Royal Assent in respect of the Deregulation Bill will be deferred until Spring 2015, meaning that the abolition of the need to renew personal licences under the Licensing Act 2003 will not take effect until that time, but for those whose licences will expire before then the renewal formalities will be relaxed. […]
On behalf of Breeze Bars Limited, we are delighted to have acted on their successful application for a new premises licence, which has resulted in them achieving extended trading hours so that they are now able to open to a later terminal hour on Fridays and Saturdays than any other licensed premises in Bishops Stortford.
Suzanne Davies comments on the revised Guidance under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 recently published by the Government.
From 13 December 2014, food businesses in the UK will have to follow new rules in labelling pre-packed foods and non-prepacked (loose) foods. The inclusion of any one of 14 specified allergens must be notified to customers. The allergen information should be accurate, consistent and verifiable upon challenge.
A recent attempt by the Gambling Commission to clarify the ambiguity that exists in relation to the advertising in the UK of remote gambling provided by an operator without a Gambling Commission operating licence seems unfortunately to have served to do precisely the opposite.
We have been asked by a number of clients and contacts whether any guidance has been published on the new gambling tax regime (coming into force on 1 December 2014) that will affect the remote gambling industry and the UK land based betting industry. Guidance presently appearing on the gov.uk website can be downloaded here.