Licensing law

Recognition: (left to right) Superintendent Becky Mears, ACC Nikki Ross, Debie Pearmain, Diane Brown and Steve Baker

National Pubwatch launches Star Awards

By Michelle Perrett

National Pubwatch has launched the first of its Star Awards to recognise the contribution made by people to their local schemes.  

Assessing change: what are the odds the Lords' Licensing Act proposals will happen?

Lords’ Licensing Act Review: what are the odds for change?

By Claire Churchard

It’s more than a month since The House of Lords select committee published proposals for a “major overhaul” of the 2003 Licensing Act. But how many of the Lords’ recommendations are likely to be implemented by the next Government?

Bridge over troubled water: The ALMR and BBPA have called for an alternative to the proposed levy

Proposed Hackney levy ‘blunt and indiscriminate’

By Liam Coleman

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has billed the late-night levy a “blunt and indiscriminate tax” in response to Hackney Council’s consultation on proposals to introduce the charge.

Late-night levy: the consultation will run until 7 May

BBPA responds to Hackney levy consultation

By Liam Coleman

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has officially responded to Hackney Council’s consultation on introducing a late-night levy at a time where the House of Lords looks to abolish the order all together.