Licensing law

Red tape: trade bodies want unnecessary gaming fees to end

Scrapping gaming machine fee ‘would save pubs £500,000’

By Nikkie Sutton

Business in Licensing (BIL) and the Gambling Business Group (GBG) have joined forces in a bid to remove the fee pubs have to pay to inform licensing authorities if they want to use their automatic entitlement on gaming machines.

Permitted: the 2 Pigs pub has been granted a sexual entertainment venue licence

Sex entertainment plans at pub granted

By Nikkie Sutton

A Gloucestershire pub has had its sexual entertainment venue (SEV) licence granted, despite more than 50 residents’ objections.

Police objection: Stockton's Wobbly Goblin bid to stay open until 5.30am (image: Google Maps)

Licensing

Police block pub’s late-night licence bid

By Nicholas Robinson

Police are obstructing a Teesside pub’s bid to open until 5.30am because of its “violent past”, despite bosses claiming the site now attracts a more “cosmopolitan” clientele.

Liverpool City Council has plans for a late-night levy

LATE-NIGHT LEVY

BBPA demands clarity on late-night levy decision

By Michelle Perrett

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has written to Liverpool City Council to ask for clarification over the process it used to reach a decision to implement a late-night levy (LNL). 

Legal advice on serving drunk customers at Christmas

Legal

Staying on the right side of the law this Christmas

By Poppleston Allen

The festive period will likely involve a police drink-drive campaign showing disturbing images and reinforcing the devastating effect that ‘just one more’ drink can have on families.