Licensing law

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

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.

Joint consultation: the decision was made by a variety of groups including veterans and licensing authorities

VE Day opening hours extension confirmed

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubs in England and Wales that are licensed to trade until 11pm will be able to serve for an additional two hours on Friday 8 May and Saturday 9 May from 11am until 1am the following morning to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day,...

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

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’.

Time at the bar: a council will not grant extended opening hours after neighbours complained about noise

Publican loses battle to extend opening hours

By Alice Leader

A council has rejected a publican’s application to extend a pub’s opening hours after neighbouring residents warned it would worsen the existing “nightmare of noise” and disruption.

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