A collaborative effort to reopen Brixton Academy has been hailed as key in the decision to allow the famous music venue to open its doors again, according to the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA).
The private security sector faces some “huge challenges” over the coming years with a “huge amount” of work to be done by regulators and the Government, according to the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA).
Star Pubs & Bars has agreed to pay £1.25m to end a High Court litigation with the pubs code adjudicator (PCA) that began in 2019 after an investigation was launched into the pubco breaching the pubs code.
“No one should have to go what we went through,” says Kwame Otiende. The licensee had to cash out more than £15,000 on legal fees, acoustic tests, sound proofing and construction after his pub – the Jago, Hackney – was slapped with a noise abatement notice...
The Government has published the long-awaited follow-up to the House of Lords Liaison Committee publication ‘The Licensing Act 2003: post-legislative scrutiny’, but it has been dubbed “extremely disappointing”.
A London pub favoured by Animal Farm author George Orwell has reportedly retained its licence following complaints from nearby residents claiming the venue posed a health hazard and was a public nuisance.
I was grateful for the opportunity to appear before a parliamentary select committee this week, to give evidence about the progress of the pubs code in bringing fairness to the tied relationship in the regulated pub trade.
Operators may recall that in July 2020, the Government passed legislation through the Business & Planning Act 2020 that provided a relaxation for those premises that did not have the benefit of off-sales provision on their premises licence.
The licensing hours for pubs, bars and clubs will be extended for an extra two hours for three nights over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend in June, to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne.
Investment in tied pubs could be a significant element to recovery in the sector. The pubs code supports this while balancing protection of tenants, ensuring they are informed and advised on their rights and the effect of proposed investments. I’d like...
Extended licensing hours for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this summer could give hospitality businesses ‘vital extra trading time’ after being devastated by coronavirus, according to UKHospitality (UKH).
With the rise in home delivery and takeaway in recent years, accelerated by the pandemic, many operators such as our online delivery and restaurant clients have seen this as a great way to expand business.
The plight of the hospitality industry in the pandemic has been well documented and, sadly, stories of insolvency and premises closures are currently all too common. It has, therefore, never been more important for licensees to safeguard their premises...
Fiona Dickie, the pubs code adjudicator (PCA), has asked for views on a series of measures aimed at removing potential barriers to tied tenants seeking a market-rent-only (MRO) – or free of tie – option for their pubs.
As we move out of summer and into autumn, I thought it might be helpful to do a little round up of some of the changes in licensing legislation that have occurred, or will occur, in the next month or so.
With noise nuisance rapidly becoming a major problem for a lot of operators on the return to trade, there’s still time to register to take part in a free online event to help you get to grips with the problem.