Monthly Archives: July 2010

Barrel Dregs, Oh dear! Oh dear! Marstons have upset Potboy??? (78)

The Net is a wonderous research tool in the proper hands. Pot Boy was hearing glowing and glossy praise for Marston’s new “Open House Lease” as championed to the trade press and anyone else who would care to listen,by their guvnor Alastair “The Choirboy” Derby. So PB Googled “Base Lease: Marston’s Pub Company” and up she… Read More »

Poppleston Allen, Licensing finally moves to the Home Office

Responsibility for licensing finally moves to the Home Office Date: 20/07/2010 Source: Poppleston Allen Author/Solicitor: Jeremy Allen   In one of the new Governments most widely expected moves the responsibility for licensing is transferred from DCMS to the Home Office. That is all except in relation to regulated entertainment which remains with DCMS. This may… Read More »

Poppleston Allen, Government’s Proposals for Licensing Reform (Update)

The Government’s Proposals for Licensing Reform (Update) (Press Article) Date: 28/07/2010 Author/Solicitor: Jeremy Allen   The Home Office consultation that I reported on in my eNews earlier today also deals with the whole issue of banning below cost sales. It points out that there has been growing concern over the last few years about how… Read More »

Poppleston Allen, Government’s Proposals for Licensing Reform

The Government’s Proposals for Licensing Reform Date: 28/07/2010 Author/Solicitor: Jeremy Allen   The Home Office has published a consultation entitled “Rebalancing the Licensing Act”. It talks about empowering individuals’ families and local communities to shape and determine local licensing. Whilst it starts by praising licensed premises working with the police to reduce alcohol related harm,… Read More »