Legal

'Huge blow': the Black Lion in Anglesey will close for the next few week after a car crashed into it

Pub hit by car to close for ‘next few weeks’

By Stuart Stone

The Black Lion pub in Llanfaethlu, near Holyhead in Anglesey, north Wales, will close for the ‘next few weeks’ after a car crashed into the Grade II-listed building’s façade.

TENs and converting space: The latest legal Q&A from specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen looks at temporary event notices (TENs) and space conversion.

Legal Q&A: TENs and converting space

By Poppleston Allen

The latest legal Q&A from specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen looks at temporary event notices (TENs) and space conversion.

Conditions: Check your licensing regarding whether children are allowed in your premises.

Family matters at licensed premises

By Poppleston Allen

The summer holidays are fast approaching and you may notice an increase in the number of families coming into your premises with children. It is important that staff are trained in relation to the presence of children and your responsibilities under the...

Sports betting: It is an offence under the Gambling Act 2005 to allow, cause or permit your pub to be used to provide facilities for betting.

Sports betting: It’s not worth gambling with your licence

By Poppleston Allen

We are a nation of punters. No doubt some of you reading this will have put a bet on a horse running in the Grand National or at Cheltenham or, more recently at Ascot, or on a team to win the World Cup in Russia (although hopefully not Saudi Arabia!).

Business improvement districts: A BID scheme may seem like an extra levy you don't need but there are plenty of benefits that make it well worthwhile.

Business improvement districts: Bidding for change

By Jo Bruce

A business improvement district represents more than just another bill from your local authority. It offers greater opportunities and support for the licensed trade sector as well as the chance to have more influence over how money is spent locally.

Pubco confidentiality: Brigid Simmonds of the BBPA has written to BEIS minister Richard Harrington MP.

BBPA outlines pubco confidentiality waiver conditions

By Stuart Stone

British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) chief executive Brigid Simmonds has written to Richard Harrington MP outlining a framework under which pubcos would agree to waive confidentiality on the publication of arbitration decisions.