EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEES – STRATEGIC STEPS The Supreme Court has ruled that Employment Tribunal fees introduced in 2013, which saw a decline in Employment Tribunal applications, are unlawful and that it will take ‘immediate steps’ to stop fees being charged. The introduction of fees went some way to reducing the number of malicious and weak… Read More »

ALMR, Issues affecting the Licensed Industry Nationally

  ALMR Press Notice – immediate 04.08.2017 MAC consultation an opportunity for sector engagement Coinciding with the launch of its call for evidence today, the ALMR has written to the Migration Advisory Committee carrying out the investigation into the benefits of migrant workers in the UK. The ALMR’s letter highlights the important economic contribution being… Read More »

JG & Partners, Latest August News and Others

Nuisance complaints – Parliamentary Briefing Back to Latest News We occasionally alert to Parliamentary Library Briefing Papers of possible passing interest to our sector. This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of options for dealing with nuisance together with Government guidance and relevant legislation on various types of nuisance. Concerns about various… Read More »

M & C MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER (More Vagaries by certain Pub Co’s to avoid the Legislation)

MORGAN & CLARKE MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER NO. 57 Pigeon House, The Broadway, Oakridge Lynch, Stroud, Glos. GL6 7NU Email: info@morganandclarke.co.uk Phone: 01285 719292 and 01285 760370 www.morganandclarke.co.uk (Also at: London, Cardiff, Braunton, Lewes) Welcome back gentle reader. It has been a while and in fact too long since our Newsletter No.56, but there have been… Read More »

April Licensing Update from JG&Partners

Welcome to our April Licensing Update – a House of Lords ‘special’! This month’s update conveniently coincides with the publication overnight of the House of Lords report into the workings of the Licensing Act 2013 – but also contains details of other important changes imminently to affect operators.  Happy reading! House of Lords Select Committee… Read More »

ALMR, Budget Report on Rates etc.

Safeguarding of rates appeals a positive move by Government The ALMR has welcomed the Government response to its consultation on business rates appeals and the discarding of plans to dismiss appeals on the grounds of reasonable professional judgement; but is inviting additional clarity on the proposed alternatives. In its response published today, the Department for… Read More »

Licensed hospitality worst affected by crippling rates increases, ALMR

Licensed hospitality worst affected by crippling rates increases   The ALMR has repeated calls for sector-specific action on business rates and highlighted the problem being faced by the country’s pubs, bars and restaurants. The move follows a suggestion by Centre for Cities that business will benefit from the recent business rates revaluation. Telephone calls to… Read More »