The Supreme Court has today delivered its long awaited judgment in the case of R (on the application of Hemming (t/a Simply Pleasure Ltd) and others) v. Westminster City Council  UKSC 25, allowing the Council’s appeal in part. The judgment can be downloaded here.
David Clifton summarises legislative changes affecting the pub and bar industry that have been introduced this month.
David Clifton comments on whether VAT will be required to be paid in relation to the new Horseracing Betting Right that the Government has announced will replace the Horseracing Betting Levy.
The Gambling Commission has recently issued a warning to consumers to beware of scams masquerading as binary options trading
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.