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Capital gains: London has more than 50% of all late-night levies

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Late-night levy changes in store

By Poppleston Allen

This year is likely to start with the arrival of another late-night levy. This time in Redbridge, where the full council will meet in a few weeks’ time to decide on adopting the levy.

Legal Q&A: specialist licensing solicitor Poppleston Allen discusses mice infestations and the next steps for licensees facing a summary review

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Legal Q&A: summary review after fight and dealing with mice

By Poppleston Allen

The latest Legal Q&A from specialist licensing solicitor Poppleston Allen covers visits from the environmental health officer and the next steps for licensees facing a summary review.

Seconds out: White collar boxing must be regulated correctly

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Pubs and white collar boxing: avoid a knockout blow

By Poppleston Allen

The Institute of Licensing is conducting a survey on white collar boxing, after being contacted by a media company working on a documentary on the subject.

Pub garden: how can pub operators best utilise garden and pavement space?

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Legal Q&A: advice for using outdoor space

By Poppleston Allen

The latest legal Q&A from specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen discusses how to best user front, rear and pavement pub space.

Policing problem: a licence transfer does not take into account a good or bad operator

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Difficulty of opposing a transfer

By Poppleston Allen

One of the clichés in the licensing process is for us licensing lawyers to tell the authorities and the licensing committee that our client is ‘a good operator’.

House for all: ‘perhaps we can redouble our efforts to look out for those most vulnerable, remembering that just like disability, some forms of vulnerability are not immediately obvious’

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How can pubs look out for society’s most vulnerable?

By Poppleston Allen

Nelson Mandela once said: “A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones,” and this principle could be applied to the late-night economy as well.

Legal Q&A: cumulative impact policy may affect variation according to Poppleston Allen

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Legal Q&A: cumulative impact policy, TENs and capacities

By Poppleston Allen

The latest legal Q&A from specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen covers the impact of cumulative impact policy on variation and TENs and capacities.

Rules to follow: Lottery rollovers are not permitted

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Top tips: don’t rely on luck for your pub lotteries

By Poppleston Allen

As the festive season draws to a close and we look ahead to 2020, many operators will be planning promotions and activities for the coming year.

Tap time: will you consider adding a tap wall so customers can serve themselves?

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Self-service beer taps 'a possible headache' for licensees

By Poppleston Allen

Now Christmas is over and the dust has settled on the busiest time of the year for the trade, you might be mulling over what you can do in the next 12 months to give your business the edge.

ID check: Knowing the minimum date of birth is vital

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Top tips: stay on top of underage sales

By Poppleston Allen

Two of the most prevalent issues at Christmas office party events are underage sales and customer intoxication.

On the rise: Asking for off-sales to be permitted is being questioned more

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Concern over off-sales applications

By Poppleston Allen

Twice recently, I have been asked, in all seriousness in making a licensing application for both on and off-sales: “Why do you want off-sales?”

Noise complaints: representations must be honest

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Legal Q&A: Lapse of licence, bankruptcy and extension of hours

By Poppleston Allen

The latest legal Q&A from specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen covers lapse of licence, the impact of bankruptcy on a licence and applications for extended hours.

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