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Beware the personal consequences of boom and bust

In his article for this month’s “legal” page for Pub & Bar magazine entitled “Beware the personal consequences of boom and bust” (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton reflects on the woes of Jamie Oliver’s UK restaurant business and warns about the circumstances in which a director can be held personally liable on the insolvency of […]

Commercial Breakdown

Comments by David Clifton feature in the current EGR Marketing magazine within an article entitled “Commercial Breakdown” (that can be downloaded below). The author of the article, Julian Rogers, poses the questions: “The rising tide of complaints relating to online ads shows little sign of receding. So what’s driving this surge, and can two major gambling firms count […]

Question Time – a review of the UKGC’s second Enforcement Report

In this month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News (entitled “Question Time – a review of the UKGC’s second Enforcement Report”), David Clifton explains why the Gambling Commission’s second annual Enforcement Report, published last week, is essential reading material for all UK licensed operators. You can download David’s article below and read more on this subject on […]

UK White-Label regime called into question

David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Compliance article by Scott Longley entitled “UK White-Label regime called into question” That article picks up on criticism by Tom Watson MP, shadow culture secretary and deputy leader of the Labour Party, of the “white-label” gambling partnership arrangements currently permitted by the Gambling Commission. His criticism is contained in a recent article within […]

Gambling regulators – Who is best?

An article by David Clifton entitled “Gambling regulators – Who is best?” has been published today by U.S. based CDC Gaming Reports as part of its regular Tottenham Report feature. You can download it below. It is a wide-ranging article that includes: David’s views on relative player protection measures in place in the UK on the one hand […]

Time to have your say about the Pubs Code and the PCA

In her article for this month’s “legal” page for Pub & Bar magazine entitled “Time to have your say about the Pubs Code and the PCA” (that can be downloaded below), Suzanne Davies explains how readers can make their views known in response to a consultation (that closes at 11.45pm on 22 July 2019), in which the […]

UK stakeholders point towards ‘safety first’ approach to player protection

In this month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News (entitled “UK stakeholders point towards ‘safety first’ approach to player protection”), David Clifton picks up on themes explored at last week’s KnowNow Player Protection Forum, with a particular focus on: the Gambling Commission’s new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms and the crucial question arising from the new strategy: “who […]

The current player protection landscape

With just one week to go before the KnowNow Player Protection Forum takes place on Wednesday 22 May, it has been announced by the event organiser that David Clifton (who is chairing the event) will be joined during the opening session by Suzanne Davies. Together, they will review the current player protection landscape insofar as the […]

Gambling and public health – policy action to prevent harm

Debate is growing fast about whether the UK gambling industry’s annual financial contribution to fund: research into the prevention and treatment of gambling-related harm, development of harm prevention approaches and identification and treatment of those harmed by gambling should result in (a) a tenfold increase from GambleAware’s current suggested 0.1% to to 1% of licence-holders’ GGY and/or (b) […]

1 July 2019 – the day the music dies?

In his article for this month’s “legal” page for Pub & Bar magazine entitled “1 July 2019 – the day the music dies?” (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton explains what fees will be payable by pubs, bars, nightclubs and restaurants under music licensing company PPL’s new Specially Featured Entertainment (SFE) tariff that comes into effect […]