Category Archives: JG & Partners, Licensing Solicitors

JG&Partners, The Licensing Officer Scam!

  The Licensing Officer Scam! Posted: 13 Feb 2018 09:00 AM PST Swale Council have recently written to their licensees to warn against a confidence trickster operating in their area. The scam involves a criminal attending the premises and posing as a Licensing Officer, demanding payment of the licence annual fee in cash. As with… Read More »

Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol & Future Of London At Night

Liverpool Council first to debate benefits of Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol? Posted: 30 Jan 2018 07:00 AM PST A special health summit looking at the effects of Alcohol is due to take place in Liverpool today. Liverpool Council will meet with Public Health officials, the NHS and Alcohol Charities to discuss a plan for… Read More »

Food Hygiene Prosecution for using unsuitable wooden plates.

Food Hygiene Prosecution Posted: 26 Jan 2018 07:00 AM PST Food Hygiene Prosecution for using unsuitable wooden plates. A Birmingham restaurant learned an expensive lesson in relation to food hygiene when it was fined £50,000 by Birmingham Magistrates’ Court. Ibrahim’s Grill and Steak House had adopted the use of wooden boards as is currently popular… Read More »

Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing, Merger to Create “Powerful Unified Voice”

Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing – Select Committee scrutiny Posted: 23 Jan 2018 03:00 AM PST The Health and Home Affairs Committees of the House of Commons is to consider implications of alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) with charities, academics, professional bodies and industry on Monday 22 January 2018. The session will look to assess the case… Read More »

PASS Card Update, Gambling, MP’s back Agent of Change Bill

PASS Card Update Gambling – Betting shops: licensing and planning issues – a briefing document MP’s back Agent of Change Bill PASS Card Update Posted: 22 Jan 2018 08:00 AM PST On the 17th January PASS (Proof of Age Standard Scheme) launched an updated card format which includes the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) logo… Read More »

Alcohol to be ‘grounded’ at Airports? Government to Consider Licensing Restrictions

Short changed on a coffee? Posted: 11 Jan 2018 03:00 AM PST In case of passing interest; It is being reported from the USA that a class-action lawsuit accusing Starbucks of under filling lattes has been thrown out by a judge in Oakland, California. The US district judge found insufficient evidence that Starbucks cheated customers… Read More »

House of Lords Debate on changes to the Licensing System.

House of Lords Debate Posted: 04 Jan 2018 05:00 AM PST Will 2018 bring further changes to the licensing system? Prior to Christmas the House of Lords undertook a debate arising from the ‘The Licensing Act 2003: post-legislative scrutiny’ published by them in April of this year and the Government’s response which was published late… Read More »

Late Night Levy Criticised for Yielding Low Income

Late Night Levy Criticised for Yielding Low Income Posted: 03 Jan 2018 04:00 AM PST The Late Night Levy fee is imposed by some Licensing Authorities upon Licensed premises operating between 00:00 (Midnight) and 6:00am. It was projected and promoted as a tool for local authorities, to collect income from Late Operating licensed premises, to… Read More »