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Trade responds to airline's alcohol limit call

The trade has underlined the need for the responsible sale of alcohol and action against drunken airline passengers in response to tough suggested limits on sales at airport bars and restaurants by Ryanair. 

Blanket ban: airline Ryanair has called for a ban on alcohol sales in airport bars before 10am

How to avoid £150 fine for trading outside

24-Jul-2017 - Following national reports of a 5-year-old girl receiving a £150 fine for trading on the street in Mile End, east London, The Morning Advertiser's legal experts Poppleston Allen advised operators on...

On-trade serving 1 in 4 teens alcohol without asking for ID

30-Jun-2017 - Operators sold one in four teenage mystery shoppers alcohol without asking for proof of age in 2016, according to new data.

Seaside town will not introduce blanket glassware ban

29-Jun-2017 - East Lindsey District Council (ELDC) has denied accusations it was considering banning all glasses from premises in Skegness.

Public Health England publishes findings on ‘theoretical public health licensing objective’

26-Jun-2017 - Health bosses have claimed that a public health licensing objection could play a “positive role”, despite objections from industry bodies.

Pub forced to make changes to 'self-serve wall'

19-Jun-2017 - A pub that allows customers to pour their own pints was forced to make changes after being told it was in violation of licensing laws.

MA500: Licensing Act changes - what are the odds?

09-Jun-2017 - The House of Lords select committee laid out its proposals for a “major overhaul” of the Licensing Act 2003 in early April. 

NHS pressures ‘could be reduced’ by shorter trading times, claims IAS

31-May-2017 - Pressure on ambulances, emergency departments, hospitals and the police could be “eased” if pub trading times were reduced, a study of licensing laws has claimed.

National Pubwatch launches Star Awards

26-May-2017 - National Pubwatch has launched the first of its Star Awards to recognise the contribution made by people to their local schemes.  

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Legal Q&A: should pubs let punters use their Wi-Fi to bet online?

25-May-2017 - Should a publican allow customers to use their Wi-Fi to bet online? Legal expert Poppleston Allen explains the legal situation.

Tower Hamlets forced to delay late-night levy

24-May-2017 - Tower Hamlets has been forced to push back the introduction of a proposed late-night levy as a result of legal action taken by industry bodies.

Licensing authorities and publicans to job swap for National Licensing Week

23-May-2017 - National Licensing Week will take place in mid June and see job swaps across the industry, the Institute of Licensing has confirmed.

Lords’ Licensing Act Review: what are the odds for change?

23-May-2017 - It’s more than a month since The House of Lords select committee published proposals for a “major overhaul” of the 2003 Licensing Act. But how many of the Lords’ recommendations are...

High Court dismisses challenge to Liverpool late-night levy

10-May-2017 - Liverpool City Council is free to continue running its late-night levy after a challenge brought by the Pub Invest Group was dismissed by the High Court.

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Legal Q&A: the dos and don'ts of gaming machines in family pubs

10-May-2017 - Should a publican put a gaming machines in his family-friendly pub? Legal experts Poppleston Allen explain the legal position.

Designated premises supervisor application process changed

08-May-2017 - Applications to change a pub's designated premises supervisor (DPS) have been made easier following process amendments by the Home Office.

Proposed Hackney levy ‘blunt and indiscriminate’

08-May-2017 - The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has billed the late-night levy a “blunt and indiscriminate tax” in response to Hackney Council’s consultation on proposals to introduce the charge.

Father chases licensee for unpaid daughter's wages

20-Apr-2017 - A father is pursuing a licensee who left the pub without paying his daughter’s wages.

Legal advice: Six things to think about when adding to your outdoor offer

19-Apr-2017 - With British Summertime under way and the days getting longer, hopefully, we should be in for some better weather and you may be considering using any external areas to take full...

BBPA responds to Hackney levy consultation

11-Apr-2017 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has officially responded to Hackney Council’s consultation  on introducing a late-night levy at a time where the House of Lords looks to abolish the order...

Licensing authority guidance updated in response to concerns

10-Apr-2017 - The Government has updated its guidance for licensing authorities following concerns that the new powers may lead to heavy handed implementation of the Licensing Act 2003.

Introduce agent-of-change principle to ‘balance’ Licensing Act, say Lords

06-Apr-2017 - Proposals to change the Licensing Act have called for the inclusion of an agent-of-change principle to make licensing laws fairer for businesses and residents.

Major overhaul proposed for ‘fundamentally flawed’ Licensing Act

04-Apr-2017 - The chair of the House of Lords inquiry into the Licensing Act 2003 has described the legislation as “fundamentally flawed”, and a number of proposals have been made to fix...

Hartlepool council delays EMRO decision until summer

30-Mar-2017 - Hartlepool Borough Council has pushed back a decision on introducing an early morning restriction order (EMRO) this week.

Date confirmed for results of Lords licensing review

28-Mar-2017 - The House of Lords will announce the findings of its inquiry into the 2003 Licensing Act next Tuesday (4 April).

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