Category Archives: Licensing updates.

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 »

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 »

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 »

JG&Partners, Scotland:- Minimum Unit Price consultation

  Scotland:- Minimum Unit Price consultation Posted: 06 Dec 2017 01:00 AM PST The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on their proposal to impose a minimum price per unit of alcohol of 50 pence – details of which can be found here: ‘Improving Scotland’s Health: Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol’. A copy of the draft… Read More »

JG & Partners, Christmas Licensing Update

  Welcome to our Christmas Licensing Update This update is effectively our last before Christmas. We hope that you enjoy a prosperous but peaceful festive trade. This year, instead of dispatching Christmas cards we are making a charitable donation to two local charities we have been supporting of late  Amy’s Retreat and Roundabout. On the… Read More »