Licensing law

Labelling issues: current regulations cause confusion

A guide to low and non-alcohol descriptors

By Poppleston Allen

Following the increasing popularity of low and no-alcohol drinks, the Government has responded to calls for the need to review the labelling of such drinks before the Food Labelling Regulations 1996 expire in December 2018

Your help needed: pubs must help reduce risks to their customers

How to help battle the ongoing fight against terror

By Poppleston Allen

We don’t need to be reminded of the atrocities recently in Carcassonne, France. This historic city was blighted with an act of terrorism leaving five dead, including a police officer who exchanged himself for a hostage and paid the ultimate price.

One glass too many: Even one glass related incident can warrant attention from police

Legal Q&A: one glass too many

By Poppleston Allen

This legal Q&A takes a look at the impact of a police request for a venue to switch from glass to polycarbonate drinking vessels, and the ins and outs of transforming a site from a restaurant operation to a bar.

What's to come: possible exemptions to the policy could be found in cheese shops or wine bars

Could cumulative impact zone policies stifle pub innovations?

By Poppleston Allen

Local authorities up and down the land have adopted a wide range of cumulative impact policy zones, covering specific geographical areas where unacceptable levels of crime, disorder or public nuisance are deemed to take place.

Beer walls and apps are the much publicised latest leaps forward in alcohol delivery tech

Facing up to latest innovations

By Poppleston Allen

There has been publicity in recent months concerning a couple of technical innovations in terms of the delivery of alcohol to customers within licensed premises.

Good advice: ensuring all staff are fully trained is key to a safe festive period

Legal top tips: getting into the Christmas spirit

By Poppleston Allen

Christmas is just around the corner and while you may be looking forward to taking advantage of the increase in trade, it is important to ensure your customers do
not get carried away with the Christmas ‘spirit’ and over indulge by having one...

Special permission: a temporary event notice authorise licensable activities at one-off or occasional events

Get your TENs in now for a happy Christmas

By Poppleston Allen

The festive season is fast approaching and for many in the hospitality industry and legal experts Poppleson Allen look at how to make the most of it.

Pick and mix: the Government has been choosy in its response to the House of Lords proposals for an overhaul of the Licensing Act

Government responds to Lords' Licensing Act Review

By Georgina Townshend

The Government has rejected proposals to scrap late-night levies (LNL), along with some other recommendations, as part of its official response to the House of Lords Select Committee’s proposals for a “major overhaul” of the Licensing Act 2003.

Licence to change: it is good practice to review your premises licence

Top tips: fine tuning minor variations to licences

By Poppleston Allen

Nobody wants to pay unnecessary administrative costs, and the temptation will always be to leave your premises licence and the plans that are attached to it untouched for as long as possible.

Ghoulish: give customers a right fright on Halloween

Scare their pants off – top tips for Halloween in the pub

By Nicholas Robinson

Everyone loves a theme, especially around Halloween. Whether it is a spooky drinks menu, a ghoulish food offer or a full-blown American-style fancy dress party, Halloween is the perfect time of year to boost sales.

Pubs code adjudicator Paul Newby 'pubs code is not failing'

Pubs code adjudicator Paul Newby 'pubs code is not failing'

By Claire Churchard

With just a year under its belt, the pubs code still has a lot to prove. The Morning Advertiser talks to pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby to find out why the legislation is making so many people frustrated and what he can do, and is doing, about...

Fake: Europol seized wine purporting to be a famous and protected red wine from Italy

APPG set up to probe illicit trade

By Fred A'Court

MPs will investigate illicit trade across a range of sectors, including alcohol, as part of a new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) formed to push the problem up the political agenda.

Blanket ban: airline Ryanair has called for a ban on alcohol sales in airport bars before 10am

Trade responds to airline's alcohol limit call

By Fred A'Court

The trade has underlined the need for the responsible sale of alcohol and action against drunken airline passengers in response to tough suggested limits on sales at airport bars and restaurants by Ryanair. 

a pavement licence is granted at the discretion of the council

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How to avoid £150 fine for trading outside

By Poppleston Allen

Following national reports of a 5-year-old girl receiving a £150 fine for trading on the street in Mile End, east London, The Morning Advertiser's legal experts Poppleston Allen advised operators on outdoor trading.

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.  

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