Monthly Archives: September 2013

Gambling – Proposed amendments to licence & e-cigarettes – an industry view

Gambling – Proposed amendments to licence conditions and codes of practice for all operators (LCCP) Posted: 19 Sep 2013 05:00 PM PDT The Gambling Commission have issued a consultation document relating to proposed changes to the LCCP. The changes, designed to enhance consumer protection and improve gambling regulation, are set out in proposed amendments to… Read More »

Thoughts on Underage and Binge Drinking, a hot topic.

Underage and Binge Drinking The Government and Police Chiefs (ACPO) say they are committed to stopping Binge Drinking and Underage Drinking, with all their costly and ensuing problems. They now claim that the great change in licensing hours has been a disaster and are having frantic meetings to find a solution to all these connected problems. The… Read More »

Vagaries of Arbitration and the need for a switched-on Stocktaker and Surveyor (Barrel-dregs 264)

  The Vagaries of Arbitration, and the need for a switched-on Stocktaker and Surveyor acting for you.   Arbitration should be a logical resolution to any dispute, sadly with rental disputes it would appear not, from a recent case.  It is assumed that the Arbitrator is totally knowledgeable on all aspects of the subject in… Read More »

September Smoking update, an interesting read that may cause some debate.

Simple Simon Says…..!  Margaret Chan’s speech, against smoking world wide Thursday, 12 September 2013 Not just the “end game” but poverty! Bear with me on this, as this is Margaret Chan’s speech to the selected few in India regarding tobacco control-and the end of tobacco as a legal plant growing in a field. Smoking Bans… Read More »

Government reveals consultation into Personal Licences

Government reveals consultation into Personal Licences Posted: 11 Sep 2013 05:00 PM PDT The Government has commenced a consultation on whether to abolish personal licences altogether. They had previously pledged to remove the requirement to renew (every 10 years) but seem to now have moved towards all out abolition. This at first sight seems a positive… Read More »