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By | June 21, 2018


“Entitled to Work?” – Premises Licence revoked following immigration visits

A Premises Licence for a restaurant in Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex was revoked following a Review hearing by Rother District Council. This is a timely reminder for operators to make sure their own internal procedures, regarding their employees, are up to date and accurate. The licensed premises had initial difficulties following raids by Sussex Police and the Home Office in October 17 …

Uber – Have they caught a taxi out of the woods?

On Tuesday 26th June a two day Appeal hearing concluded in the Westminster Magistrates Court permitting Uber, the ride-hailing app, to continue to trade in London for a further 15 month probationary period. Although the case had been expected to last for several more days District Judge Arbuthnot ruled that Uber were a fit and proper person to hold an operati..

Scottish Government Hold Consultation on MUP by Wholesalers

It has been reported, that the Scottish Government is due to consult on technical changes to minimum unit pricing. Of particular purpose to this consultation is clarity on the wholesale of alcohol in Scotland and in what circumstances does MUP (minimum unit pricing) apply to such sales. The position has followed a number of different views held by both licensing lawyers and the licensing…

Fixed Odds Betting Terminals ( FOBTs) – Commons Briefing Paper

We keep a close eye on relevant Briefing Papers published by the House of Commons Library, which would be of interest to our sector. One such briefing paper is in respect of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs). The terminals have been the subject of much debate, including the recent announcement in May 2018, that the Government was to reduce the maximum state allowed on FOBTs from 100…

Home Office Consultation on Regulation of Airport Alcohol Sales to start?

It was recently reported that Ryanair was banning Duty Free Alcohol being consumed on flights to Ibiza this summer. This is in response to drunken behaviour on planes, a subject the House of Lords Select Committees review of the Licensing act 2003 also raised. It had recommended that the airside exemptions for the licensing of UK international airports should be revoked. The Government …


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