Licensing law

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.

Festive operations: make sure your pub is in line with the law by reading Poppleston Allen's advice

Christmas licensing problems solved

By Emily Hawkins

With more people going on nights out to socialise and reunite with family, Christmas can bring a mix of licensing concerns for pub operators.

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.

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.

Party time: don't let Christmas revellers spoil the fun

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Top tips: dealing with unpredictable customers

By Poppleston Allen

At this time of year, it is worthwhile reminding operators that Christmas and new year attract office parties and celebrations that will likely take place at licensed premises.

Against the clock: Speak to authorities if you have less time than expected and check your licence because you may be able show early sport

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Applying for TENS against the clock

By Poppleston Allen

Where operators have such permissions but are short on time, my advice has been to speak to the police and licensing officers – the majority take a relaxed view, according to specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen.

Momentous occasion: this year celebrates 75 years since VE Day

Pubs can stay open longer for VE Day

By Nikkie Thatcher

Plans to extend pub licensing hours across England and Wales to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day have been announced by the Home Secretary.

Underage dilemma: alcohol-free beer could be a way of encouraging younger people to use pubs

Should pubs serve under-18s alcohol-free beer?

By Alice Leader

Every day, food and drinks such as a ripe banana or a slice of bread contain similar amounts of alcohol as an ‘alcohol-free’ beer, yet some operators do not permit sales of non-alcoholic drinks.

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