Live music: de-regulation is on the cards

Live music de-regulation plan confirmed

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Pubs will not require specific permission to host live music or other forms of entertainment for crowds under 5,000 — under radical plans that could prove a major boost for the industry.

Live music: could be easier for pubs under new proposals

Live music boost for pubs

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Live music and other entertainment provisions could be taken out of the licensing regime, in a move that could make it easier for venues to host gigs. DCMS has already given partial backing to a Bill that wants licence exemptions for small gigs.

Holiday hitspot: the Maltsters Arms in Tuckenhay, Devon, is popular with tourists

DCMS 'free' to talk up thriving pubs

By Gemma McKenna

The transfer of responsibility for licensing to the Home Office should free up the DCMS to positively promote pubs, trade leaders argue.

Coulson: unimpressed with TENs progress

DCMS stalls on TENs reform

By Peter Coulson

The Department for Culture Media & Sport looks like it could be failing the industry again on Temporary Event Notices, says Peter Coulson.

Coulson: DCMS ruling unclear

Play it again, Sam (and DCMS)

By Peter Coulson

The DCMS wants to exempt pianos and any other facility that allows a musical instrument to be played without amplification, says Peter Coulson.

Sutcliffe: Streamlining Licensing Act

Cut in licensing red tape could help pubs

By John Harrington

The Government says businesses could save millions through its new plan to streamline licensing. The overall cost saving to businesses and other...