Licensing law

New beginning: more outside socialising will mean a rise in noise disturbances and reduced car uses, licensing lawyers claim


Pubs must adapt to end of spontaneous nights out

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs will face a “a new beginning entirely” when reopening after the coronavirus lockdown, which will require changes in licensing legislation and the experience pubs offer, according to a paper from the Institute of Licensing (IoL).

Late-night levy: councils cannot refund or reduce payments but can defer the annual licence payment


Councils consider future late-night levy rebates

By Emily Hawkins

Councils across the country are considering issuing rebates or discounts on late-night levy payments next year but are still unable to refund or reduce current payments.

Lockdown: a further three weeks of strict measures has been announced


Lockdown extended by 3 weeks

By Nicholas Robinson

The Government has announced a three-week extension of lockdown in a bid to help slow and stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Pandemic pub operation: here are some tips to help you run your business following the introduction of coronavirus legislation


Tips on operating during the pandemic

By Poppleston Allen

In light of the coronavirus legislation now in force, here are some tips to help you navigate through these challenging times.

Licensing risk: pubs must not organise or promote private ‘lock-ins’ under coronavirus social distancing measures


Pubs warned lock-ins illegal

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs have been warned that it is illegal to host lock-ins under the Government’s social distancing measures and they could risk their licence being revoked.

Take it away: many operators are offering takeaway food and drinks services


How to launch a takeaway offer

By Alice Leader

Now pubs have been ordered to close, some sites have opted for a takeaway service for social distancing and self-isolating customers who still crave pub grub.

Prepared: the Government outlines measures for coronavirus preparation in its Budget

Budget 2020

Pubs win in Budget 2020 with significant financial support

By Nicholas Robinson

Teetotal Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak paid critical attention to the pub trade in the release of his 2020 Budget today (11 March), as the sector braces itself for a hammering by coronavirus.

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