Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Vagaries of Arbitration, PIRRS and Developers Dirty Tricks

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September has been a month of mixed messages with no great consistency within the general tenancy / leasehold market. Recent figures issued by the giant multiple operators does indicate – as outlined in previous Newsletters – that there is a continuing but small, year-on-year expansion in their market penetration. Value for money does appear to be a substantial market force, with meal deals – especially at lunch time and early evening – being extremely well-received. The ability of individual tenants or small multiple tenants to keep up with the obvious success of the large, high street branded operators, is not an easy task. To our continued wonderment, central London forges ahead of the rest of the UK with general trade levels still apparently increasing. We are not doom and gloom merchants, but the overheating of the London market cannot surely continue at the same pace year-on-year. This is with the exception of the tourist perception of value for money which, of course, is linked with the Sterling Exchange Rate and the current “considerations” milling around the currency market over the stability of the UK economy. Morgan & Clarke do not ‘do’ politics, although the next few months in the run-up to the General Election in May 2015, looks like being challenging if interest rates ease upwards. MORE

John Gaunt & Partners, September licensing update

John Gaunt & Partners, September licensing update.
To our continual surprise, there never seems a particularly quiet month for developments which may affect operators but this month’s update does include a small amount of repetition, but necessary repetition.

This is on allergens and Mandatory Conditions, as below but please bear with the messenger!

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Latest licensing Issues affecting your Business from 1st October 2014

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Latest licensing Issues affecting your Business from Ist October 2014.
Proposed changes to the Mandatory Conditions

This a direct link to the Government Mandatory conditions, when ever possible, we will always try to provide a link to the original source to ensure our readers have that information

Mandatory Licensing Conditions –

There are material changes – due to come into effect on 1 October 2014 – which will in part immediately impact on all operators. MORE