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.
Amendments made by the House of Lords to the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill have been agreed by the House of Commons with the consequence that the Bill was passed by Parliament on 24 March 2015 and should now receive Royal Assent soon. Secondary legislation is anticipated in the autumn to enable tenants and pubcos […]
The Home Office has just published amended supporting guidance for licensing authorities on the Late Night Levy, stating that “provisions will be required in Regulations to formalise the intention that any decision to introduce a levy should be taken by the full council”. It also draws attention to the fact that guidance on Early Morning […]
In his Budget announcement on 18 March 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the Government’s intention to replace the Horserace Betting Levy with a new Horserace Betting Right administered directly by the racing industry that will apply to all bookmakers wherever they are located.
Suzanne Davies is pictured speaking about the impact of insolvency on the licensing of leisure industry and gambling operations at the R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals half-day course entitled “A Guide to Dealing with Regulatory Regimes” held in Bristol on 12 February 2015 and in London on 17 March 2015
Suzanne Davies describes the new restrictions on tobacco products in pubs, bars and other licensed premises coming into force on 6 April 2015
In the first of what will be regular monthly “Licensing Expert” features in SBC News, David Clifton comments on the latest raft of changes to the Gambling Commission’s LCCP, announced in February in the Commission’s “Strengthening Social Responsibility” responses document, a copy of which can also be downloaded below.