Latest Licensing News

CAMRA calls for abolition of late night levies

Members of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) have voted for the organisation to launch campaigns for the abolition of late night levies following the passing of a motion at the annual general meeting last weekend...

23 April 2015 - 7:32 | Read Full Article

Nightclub fined £18k for playing music without PPL licence

A nightclub owner in Wales has been ordered to pay almost £18,000 for playing music without a licence...

23 April 2015 - 7:18 | Read Full Article

Entertainment deregulated further

Following the coming into force of the Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014, there are now further general exemptions for the provision of entertainment on licensed premises...

08 April 2015 - 14:10 | Read Full Article

Unlimited fines for a number of licensing offences

The commencement of section 85 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 means that the limit has been removed on the level of fines that can be imposed in respect of a number of offences under the Licensing Act 2003, along with hundreds of other offences under other legislation...

02 April 2015 - 8:05 | Read Full Article

Need to renew personal licences abolished and TENs allowance increased

The passing of the Deregulation Act 2015 means that you will no longer need to renew your personal licence if it expires on or after 1st April 2015...

30 March 2015 - 9:42 | Read Full Article

Government issues new s182 Guidance

To coincide with the passing of the Deregulation Act 2015, the Government has issued another set of statutory Guidance under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003. The purpose of Guidance issued under section 182 is to be "a key medium for promoting best practice, ensuring consistent application of licensing powers across England and Wales and for promoting fairness, equal treatment and proportionality."..

30 March 2015 - 8:16 | Read Full Article