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What does the future hold with a new UKGC CEO?

David Clifton’s current monthly ‘Licensing Expert’ article for SBC News, entitled “What does the future hold with a new UKGC CEO?”, considers implications arising from the recently announced appointment of Andrew Rhodes as the Gambling Commission’s Interim Chief Executive following the sudden resignation of Neil McArthur in March this year. For ease of accessing material […]

Calorie Labelling Coming Your Way Soon

Sadly all good things must come to an end. Having had the privilege and pleasure of writing the Pub & Bar Magazine legal page for close to ten years, we have concluded that, as the pandemic restrictions are relaxed, a fresh start for the pub and bar sector merits a fresh start for the Pub […]

Time to assess the evidence

In this month’s ‘Licensing Expert’ article for SBC News entitled “Time to assess the evidence” (accessible here), David Clifton comments on, amongst other things: the crucial need for the outcome of the U.K. Government’s Review of the Gambling Act 2005 to be about evidence not ideology, fact not fiction, the radical differences of opinion between ‘Peers for Gambling […]

Here comes the sun

In her article for the May 2021 edition of Pub & Bar magazine, entitled “Here comes the sun” (that you can download below), Suzanne Davies hopes for good weather conditions for the duration of the outdoor drinking and dining revival and looks forward to indoor hospitality reopening soon on 17 May 2021. For more information […]

Gambling can’t hide from its spotlight

In this month’s ‘Licensing Expert’ article for SBC News entitled “Gambling can’t hide from its spotlight” (that you can download below), David Clifton comments on last week’s DCMS announcement of an independent review into the collapse of Football Index. Crucially, that review will include an assessment of the decisions and actions of the Gambling Commission. […]

Link between Football Index Collapse and UKGC CEO’s departure comes under scrutiny

Subscribers to EGR Intel can access here a pay-gated article entitled “Pressure situation: The under-fire UK Gambling Commission feels the strain”, that includes comments by David Clifton and others in relation to the following issue: “The high-profile collapse of Football Index has led to accusations that the UKGC was ‘asleep at the wheel’. But where does […]

An open and shut case?

In her article for the March/April 2021 edition of Pub & Bar, entitled “An Open and Shut case?” (that you can download below), Suzanne Davies explains what’s behind the second Judicial Review application brought by Sacha Lord and Hugh Osmond against the government. Matters in that respect have moved on since Suzanne wrote her article. Although […]

“No Jab, No Entry” – Call for Evidence Update

As mentioned in an Update to our previous “No Jab, No Entry” website posting, on 15 March 2021 the Cabinet Office commenced a three-question consultation (that will run until 11.45pm on 29 March 2021) in which it issues a call for evidence to inform its review into whether COVID-status certification could play a role in […]

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 […]