Category Archives: JG & Partners, Licensing Solicitors

JG & Partners, Latest Licensing News

  “Entitled to Work?” – Premises Licence revoked following immigration visits A Premises Licence for a restaurant in Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex was revoked following a Review hearing by Rother District Council. This is a timely reminder for operators to make sure their own internal procedures, regarding their employees, are up to date and… Read More »

JG&P, Latest Licensing and Gambling Information.

  BBPA Guidance for Russia 2018 The BBPA has produced guidance for pubs in anticipation of the imminent World Cup. Suggested advice within the Guidance for pubs contacting the police and licensing officers to let them know plans for showing FIFA World Cup events, as well as making public transport information readily available to assist… Read More »

JG&Partners, “Protecting your business?” £5,000 fine for failing to display Food Hygiene Ratings

“Protecting your business?” £5,000 fine for failing to display Food Hygiene Ratings A recent case at Cardiff Magistrates Court, in which a business owner was fined £5,000, highlights the obligations businesses have to display their food hygiene ratings, in Wales and Northern Ireland. The case surrounded a restaurant which had been given a Two-star rating, … Read More »

JC&P, Royal Wedding – Update, Portman Group – Code of Practice review.

Licensing – Royal Wedding – Update Parliament has now approved the draft Order which serves to extend licensing hours on the occasion of the forthcoming Royal  Wedding. As previously reported, the Order allows licensed premises in England and Wales to open for an extra two hours for licensable activities, as follows: Friday 18 May 2018 –… Read More »

JG&P Latest Licensing News

  Latest Licensing News   Gambling – Gambling Commission announce new CEO The appointment of Neil McArthur as their new CEO has been announced this week by the Gambling Commission. His appointment follows the departure of Sarah Harrison MBE at the end of February  (to take up the role of Director General, Corporate Services at… Read More »

On the 6th April 2018 the new soft drinks industry levy will take effect, latest OnLine Gambling

  On the 6th April 2018 the new soft drinks industry levy will take effect. Drinks which will be effected include drinks which meet the following conditions: it has a content of 1.2% alcohol by volume or less it’s either ready to drink, or to be drunk it must be diluted with water, mixed with… Read More »

Latest Licensing News around the UK, JG&P

Latest Licensing News around the UK, JG&P Minimum Unit Pricing (Wales) Posted: 15 Mar 2018 05:00 AM PDT Yesterday we provided an update on the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) in Scotland. Also this week the process of introducing MUP in Wales took another step forward. On 13th March the Welsh Assembly voted in… Read More »

March Licensing Update from JG&Partners

Welcome to our March Licensing Update The news hot off the press is that the Government has approved a licensing extension throughout England and Wales on the occasion of the Royal Wedding, although it is presently unclear whether this will serve to extend hours for already authorised regulated entertainment; if not, and entertainment is to… Read More »

Changes to the Application Form to change the Designated Premises Supervisor

  Changes to the Application Form to change the Designated Premises Supervisor Date: 28 February 2018 Author/Solicitor: Jonathan Smith “The Government yesterday laid regulations which will come into force on 23rd March 2018, amending the application form to specify an individual named as a Designated Premises Supervisor. The only change is to the notification process… Read More »

JG&Partners, Latest Licensing News

Latest Licensing News Revocation of Personal Licence/Immigration Posted: 28 Feb 2018 06:00 AM PST Slough Borough Council Licensing Su- Committee revoked a Personal Licence flowing from the Review of a Premises Licence heard before Hillingdon Borough Council. In June 2017 a multi-agency operation took place with the Metropolitan Police, HMRC and Immigration Officers under Section 179… Read More »