Archive | March, 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 […]

Statutory PubCo Code approved by Parliament

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 […]

Amended Late Night Levy Guidance issued

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 […]