David Clifton warns about the possible introduction of a health-related licensing objective.
David Clifton and Suzanne Davies have written a comprehensive guide for insolvency practitioners and other professionals entitled “The winner takes all: licensing issues in the gambling sector”. The article was first published in Corporate Rescue and Insolvency Vol 9.4 August 2016 and can be downloaded below. CRI is a bi-monthly journal published by LexisNexis which offers commentary and analysis […]
The Pub Goers Conference will return to the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, on Wednesday 12 October, as Pub & Bar brings its guest-focused event back for 2016. More information can be downloaded below. David Clifton is teaming up with Roy Ramm of Extrayard Limited (formerly Commander, Specialist Operations at New Scotland Yard) to present a conference session entitled “Dealing […]
The government announced at Budget 2016 that it would align the tax treatment of free gaming subject to Remote Gaming Duty with the treatment of free betting within General Betting Duty – see our Budget commentary and David Clifton’s comments quoted in World Online Gambling Law Report at https://cliftondavies.com/david-clifton-comments-in-woglr-on-budget-announcements-affecting-the-gambling-industry/. HMRC has now published a consultation paper […]
Suzanne Davies urges you to tell Parliament what you think about our licensing laws.
On behalf of celebrated chef, restaurateur and food writer Mark Hix, Suzanne Davies has successfully applied for extended licensing hours for Mark’s at Fenwick of Bond Street in line with Fenwick’s extended summer trading hours. More details can be downloaded below. Fenwick is located at 63 New Bond St, London W1A 1RQ (nearest tube: Bond […]
On 11 August 2016 the Gambling Commission published a discussion paper which it described as “setting out its latest thinking on virtual currencies, eSports and social gaming and seeking views on emerging issues that can pose a risk to both regulation and player protection”. The paper also explains (by way of three separate “illustrative” flowcharts) […]
The Court of Appeal recently refused HMRC permission to appeal to the Supreme Court over its decision that Spot the Ball is a game of chance on which Sportech and other companies had overpaid nearly £100m in VAT. However, HMRC hasn’t given up, since applying directly to the Supreme Court for such permission. David Clifton provides […]
David Clifton comments on the Gambling Commission’s Annual Report for 2015/16 and a speech entitled “Gambling: Getting the balance right” given by Philip Graf at the Royal Society of Arts as he comes to the end of his five-year term as Chairman of the Commission. Together, they provide some considerable insight into the Gambling Commission’s present and […]
David Clifton is quoted in WOGLR’s article on the implications for the online gambling market and remote gambling operators of the UK’s referendum vote to leave the European Union.