Latest Licensing News

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

Minimum wage offenders named in Government list

A number of pubs who failed to pay their workers the minimum wage have been named and shamed in the latest Government list...

25 March 2015 - 15:51 | Read Full Article

1p off a pint of beer in Budget

Beer duty

For the third year in a row, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a 1p per pint cut in beer duty...

19 March 2015 - 11:22 | Read Full Article

Illicit alcohol: protecting your business

Do I need to protect my business?

The trade in illicit alcohol is showing no signs of slowing down and more and more licensed premises are being found to be stocking these products, often unwittingly, following inspections by local authorities and officers from HMRC...

04 March 2015 - 8:30 | Read Full Article

Government decides not to introduce locally set fees

Following a public consultation process last year, the Government has announced that it has decided not to introduce locally-set licensing fees at the present time. In addition, a universal date for the payment date will not be introduced...

27 February 2015 - 14:09 | Read Full Article