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No jab, no entry?

A ‘Feature’ article by David Clifton and Suzanne Davies for pubandbar.com (entitled ‘No jab, no entry?’) explores grounds on which a pub or bar might be able turn away customers on the basis of a ‘No Vaccine, No Face-Mask, No Entry, No Service’ rule. This inspiration for this article arose from a series of questions […]

Clifton Davies UK Gambling Regulation article – “That was the year that was, but what’s coming next?”

A “UK Gambling Regulation” article by David Clifton (written in December 2020) – entitled “That was the year that was, but what’s coming next?” – features in the newly published WhichBingo Online Bingo Annual Report 2021. The preface to the article states: We constantly write about operators, brands, and affiliates struggling to keep abreast of […]

Lease protections – More moratorium or no more moratorium?

A ‘Legal page’ article for pubandbar.com (entitled ‘Lease protections – More moratorium or no more moratorium?’) features David Clifton and Suzanne Davies quizzing Real Estate litigation specialist Daniel Swimer of Joelson solicitors on what happens after current Covid-19 related business lease protections for tenants end on 31 March 2021 (if indeed they will). You can […]

Gambling Commission dominates early 2021 headlines

In this month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News, entitled “Gambling Commission Dominates Early 2021 Headlines” (that you download below), David Clifton focuses not only on all that has emanated from the UKGC in just the last week or so but also all other UK relevant gambling regulatory issues that have arisen so far in […]

Is the UKGC doing enough to justify increasing licence and application fees payable by operators?

Comments by David Clifton feature in an EGR Intel article entitled “Footing the bill: are operators paying for the UKGC’s regulatory shortcomings?” The article focuses on proposals for very considerably increased Gambling Commission fees, contained in a DCMS consultation published on 29 January 2021 that runs until 25 March 2021. Addressing EGR’s question: “Is the […]

Dedicated Hospitality Minister debate rolls on

In her article for the January/February 2021 edition of Pub & Bar, entitled “Dedicated Hospitality Minister debate provides hope for pub & bar sector” (that you can download below), Suzanne Davies found reasons to be hopeful from an 11 January 2021 parliamentary debate prompted by public petitions attracting a quarter of a million signatures. Notwithstanding […]

10 forecasts and a hope for 2021

In his December 2020 Licensing Expert article for SBC News, entitled “10 forecasts and a hope for 2021”, David Clifton polishes his crystal ball and asks: “What exactly does 2021 hold insofar as the Gambling Act Review is concerned and how could it affect your business?”. You can download below David’s article as published by […]

Emerging from under the Government’s microscope

In her article for the December 2020 edition of Pub & Bar, entitled “Emerging from under the Government’s microscope” (that you can download below), Suzanne Davies summarises findings from the first statutory review of the Pubs Code and the performance of the Pubs Code Adjudicator. More detail on both: the above review (published on 3 November […]