Following a campaign by the Home Office urging young people not to use their passports as proof of age, the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) launched a new age card design on 17 January to reflect endorsement from the National Police Chiefs’ Council...
The National Pubwatch (NPW) has been praised, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary, for the work it is doing in helping achieve a safe and secure environment in all UK licensed premises.
The upcoming National Pubwatch Conference 2017 boasts a range of high-profile speakers, who will give their advice on a variety of subjects ranging from alcohol harm to gaming in pubs.
Roads safety minister Andrew Jones has urged young men specifically not to get behind the wheel after drinking – as they account for 62% of drink-drivers killed – ahead of this year’s Think! Drink-driving campaign.
Police chiefs have called for the health implications of alcohol to be labelled on drinks in pubs as part of the licensing objectives.
Senior police chiefs and lawyers will be quizzed next week by the House of Lords select committee investigating the impact of the Licensing Act 2003.
Can the police do what they did in France during Euro 2016 and impose alcohol bans across entire areas? PMA legal experts Poppleston Allen investigate.
Headlines have been dominated by news of a further wave of police cuts, with some critics warning forces will be stretched to breaking point. But what impact will the cuts- which stretch into the hundreds of millions-have on pubs?
Staff from across all three emergency services have attacked 24-hour licensing, calling for a return to old pub licensing hours amid increasing concerns about the “huge strain” alcohol is putting on police, ambulance staff and firefighters.
A licensee fears for the relationship between operators and police as an officer is trying to sue him - claiming a burglar alarm gave him tinnitus when attending a break-in.
A police licensing officer has called for the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to introduce a national framework for training in licensing, after claiming officers are forced to resolve issues based on “trial and error — and mainly error” due...
Police officers’ support for the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) has led to a “breakthrough” in the acceptance of cards in pubs and bars, according to the scheme’s director.
Crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers has issued a warning about an advertising scam targeting publicans.
Police are consistently presenting “dodgy evidence” during licensing hearings on late-night levies (LNL) and early morning restriction orders (EMROs), leading licensing lawyers have claimed.
The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has produced guidance for pubs to help them make the most of this year’s World Cup which is being held in Brazil.
The National Pubwatch conference 2014 is boasting two breakout sessions on how to deal with violence in licensed premises.
The National Pubwatch conference 2014 is boasting a series of top line speakers including Association of Chief Police Officers licensing lead chief constable Adrian Lee.
The Association of Police Officers’ (ACPO’s) lead on alcohol licensing and harm reduction has called for the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) card to be simplified.
The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) lead on alcohol licensing and harm reduction has said there will be “no surprises” for licensees during the ‘week of action’.
A Manchester licensee has received more than £7,000 in costs after procedural and technical failings were found to have taken place during his licence review hearing.
Officers in the Metropolitan Police have been accused of presenting “unsatisfactory” and “slanted” evidence in a licence review hearing.
Lead policeman on alcohol licensing joins PASS
The Association of Chief Police Officer's (ACPO) lead on alcohol licensing and harm reduction, Adrian Lee, has joined the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) board as an observer.
A pressure group featuring high-profile figures from the worlds of policing, media, business and the licensed trade in particular has launched a campaign against the late-night levy.
EMROs can have a positive impact for pubs, claims leading police officer
Early morning restriction orders (EMROs) can have a “positive impact” for licensees, according to the Association of Chief Police Officers’ (ACPO) head of alcohol licensing.
Pubwatch schemes play a crucial part in helping to tackle alcohol-related violence and creating safer local drinking environments, according to new research
Hertfordshire’s police crime commissioner (PCC) has voiced his support for a late-night levy on pubs and bars across the county, suggesting it could offer a fairer deal to taxpayers.
The annual conference for National Pubwatch will see the unveiling of exclusive research showing the full impact that pubwatches have on the local area.
Well this is probably a first, me using my almost long-forgotten schoolboy Latin. So, far from being of no use as I would continually harangue Mr Moore (my Latin master), it has come in handy this week. In essence, and at the risk of being corrected by...
The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has called on police to encourage licensees to accept the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) hologrammed card.
Licensees have been told to be on alert for more licence inspections at their pubs if a proposal in the Government’s recently published Alcohol Strategy becomes law.
Police across the country have launched a month-long summer crackdown on people driving under the influence of drink or drugs. Police will be...
Police chief accuses industry of being 'in denial' over pricing issue
The UK's leading police chief on licensing has accused a senior drinks industry figure of being "in denial" over the link between alcohol pricing and...
Pubs fear over Old Firm closure threat
Publicans in Glasgow have reacted with dismay to a senior policeman's call for closures during between Rangers and Celtic matches. Assistant Chief...
'Alcohol policy in tatters as health experts revolt'
The government's "responsibility" deal on alcohol looks likely to fall apart as health experts, angered by the limited concessions required of the...
FLVA backs tops cop's minimum price call
Trade group the Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations (FLVA) has backed a top police officer's calls for action against the supermarkets....
A senior policeman has called for a specific off-licence tax to create more "equality" between the on-trade and off-trade. Association of Chief...
Call for 'perspective' over alcohol-related crime
The chairman of National Pubwatch has called for "perspective" when tackling the issue of alcohol-related crime. Speaking at the group's national...
Top cop attacks supermarket alcohol prices
The UK's leading licensing police officer has today hit out at what he called 'pocket money prices' being charged by supermarkets for alcohol. Chief...
'Knife criminals should face alcohol ban'
Scots convicted of knife crime should be automatically banned from drinking alcohol, says a senior police officer. Campbell Corrigan, assistant chief...
A group representing top policemen supports the plan to let pubs open later during the royal wedding weekend. The Government plans to let pubs open...
Dramatic drop in crime in Best Bar None towns
Best Bar None (BBN) schemes can help cut violent offences in half, according to new research. Figures unveiled at the annual BBN conference held in...
The Association of Chief Police Officers lead on licensing Jon Stoddart has backed the use of PASS cards for ID checks for alcohol sales.
Top cop gives PASS approval
A leading police officer has given his backing to the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS). Jon Stoddart, the Association of Chief Police Officers...
Some clarification appears to be needed about whether a local council has the power to close down a pub "on the spot", says Peter Coulson.
'All-day drink law was a mistake, says police chief'
The 24-hour drink licensing laws were a "mistake", Association of Chief Police Officers president Sir Hugh Orde says. It comes after the new home...
A top cop has branded later licensing hours a "mistake" and said late-night venues should help pay for policing.
One trade group has blasted the proposed licensing changes as top down stick bashing of pubs. The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR)...
The licensing role within the senior ranks of the police is to advise Government on the practicalities of proposed legislation, says Peter Coulson.
A senior police officer says he's not yet convinced of the link between reducing violent crime and a minimum price for alcohol. Chief constable Jon Stoddart told the Morning Advertiser: "It's a political and health issue and needs more...
The annual month-long crackdown on drink-driving has begun and will run until the end of the month.