Licensing law

State aid: the Government is supporting outdoor dining as part of its effort to help the economy bounce back from coronavirus

Red tape slashed to simplify outdoor service for pubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government has introduced simpler licensing processes for outdoor seating for pubs in a bid to make it easier for people to safely eat and drink outside and in turn, help operators bounce back from the coronavirus lockdown amid reopening.

Top gong: the Red Lion & Sun took home the title of the best pub in the country at the 2018 Great British Pub Awards

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Licensee takes award-winning gastropub to the park

By Nikkie Thatcher

Heath Ball, operator of the Red Lion & Sun in Highgate, north London, is delivering drinks to customers in a local park in a bid to reach more people and become ‘London’s largest beer garden’.

Legal Q&A: solicitors from Poppleston Allen answer your questions regarding licence and permit renewal and the potential drawbacks of a CVA

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Legal Q&A: Licence and permit renewal, the pitfalls of a CVA

By Poppleston Allen

In the latest Legal Q&A from specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen, we take a closer look at licence and permit renewal as well as the potential drawbacks of a company voluntary arrangement.

Work rules: the current situation could offer youngsters a chance to join the on-trade

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Giving employment to under-18s

By Poppleston Allen

Over recent years, the trade has stepped up a gear to entice school leavers into its workforce. Competition is hot but just how compatible is the current legislation in terms of being able to compete?

Be safe, not sorry: pavement licenses are still in effect so review yours now

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The checklist to help you stay legitimate post-lockdown

By Poppleston Allen

At the time of writing (1 June), we are still awaiting both relaxation of the lockdown regulations and guidance for the hospitality sector from the Government on reopening and, until then, we are all still flailing around in the darkness.

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

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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).

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