We regularly write articles for industry and legal journals & magazines, including commentaries for Online Gambling Lawyer & iGaming Business, a monthly “Licensing Expert” piece for SBC News and a fortnightly page for Pub & Bar and, with their permission, are reproducing them on our website, together with our own news items and reports on topical issues affecting the leisure and gambling industries.

Changes taking place in April 2015 affecting the licensed trade

  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 […]

Proposals for locally-set licensing fees rejected

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]

Gambling Software Licensing Update

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 […]