The Gambling Commission’s supplementary consultation seeking views on the structure and content of the intended annual assurance statement for the largest gambling operators and groups concludes on Sunday 19 April so time is running out for those wishing to respond.
In the second of his regular monthly “Licensing Expert” features in SBC News, David Clifton explains the background to March’s Budget announcement that a new Horserace Betting Right will replace the Horserace Betting Levy and comments on likely features of the new scheme.
David Clifton comments to Gambling Compliance on the Labour Party’s promise to give local councils the power to ban, or reduce the number of, fixed-odds betting terminals in existing betting shops
Suzanne Davies comments on the possible repercussions on business if the drink-drive limit is reduced in England and Wales in the same way as it has already been in Scotland.
Important changes take place: on 1 April 2015 concerning the renewal of personal licences under the Licensing Act 2003, on 6 April 2015 arising from (a) the deregulation of regulated entertainment licensing, (b) new rules on the display of cigarettes and tobacco products and (c) the Code of Practice: Powers of Entry coming into force and on 16 April 2015 […]
The Gambling Commission has published its proposed changes to Guidance to Licensing Authorities in a new fifth edition. It is keen to hear views from licensing authorities, gambling operators and those with an interest in the local regulation of gambling. The closing date for responses to the consultation is 22 June 2015.
David Clifton summarises the Government’s response to the consultation on locally-set licensing fees but explains that is not necessarily the end of this particular story [NB the Q&A on the statutory PubCo Code was written before the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015]
The Government has published a new guidance sheet on the changes to the Entertainment Licensing regime that come into force on 6 April 2015. It can be downloaded below.
The Gambling Commission publishes on its website an FAQ blog. It is regularly updated and, bearing in mind the looming deadline date of 31 March 2015, we are drawing your attention to FAQ number 52 published today 27 March: “Can I carry games or gambling software supplied by a gambling software business that does not hold […]
Yesterday 26 March 2015 was a significant day for the licensed trade in England and Wales with Royal Assent being given to each of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill and the Deregulation Bill.