Latest Licensing News

Emergency services call for end to 24-hour licensing

Workers from the police, fire and ambulance services have called for an end to 24-hour licensing hours in concerns over the strain alcohol-related problems place on the emergency services...

27 October 2015 - 10:21 | Read Full Article

Leeds pubs fail underage drinking sting

An underage drinking sting by Leeds police found almost a third of pubs in the area selling to underage children...

12 October 2015 - 11:31 | Read Full Article

Cocktail sales on the up in on-trade venues

A new survey finds that around a quarter of the UK’s on-trade outlets are now selling cocktails to keep up with the demand from consumers...

07 October 2015 - 13:38 | Read Full Article

What are ‘Legal Highs’?

A Dadds colleague attended a presentation entitled ‘Drugs and Legal Highs’; a free seminar organised by Essex police licensing (PC Steven Greener) in conjunction with Crimestoppers, Rochford and Castlepoint Councils. Here's what they found out and how 'Legal Highs' can affect licensed venues.

The presenter was a skilled and knowledgeable drug worker and substance trainer who helps and supports victims of drug abuse...

25 September 2015 - 5:47 | Read Full Article

Pubs face instant closure if illegal immigrants are found

Pubs found to be employing illegal immigrants could face immediate closure for 48 hours followed by the potential of total revocation of their premises licences, under new powers set out in the Immigration Bill. The powers are aimed at deterring immigrants from trying to work in Britain illegally and to crack down on businesses found to be employing them...

26 August 2015 - 18:11 | Read Full Article

Crackdown on ‘rogue employers’ announced by Minister

Businesses employing illegal workers will face a crackdown, with Immigration Minister James Brokenshore warning that they will be hit with “the full force of government machinery”...

21 August 2015 - 20:34 | Read Full Article