As the election dust settles, here at the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), we’ve been looking closely to see what impact the election of a majority Conservative Government will have on our industry.
The new Mandatory Licensing Conditions that came into effect today (1 October) will tighten up existing conditions that have been in force on all “on-trade” premises licences and club premises certificates since 2010.
The Government is set to advise councils to include data such as A&E admissions and complaints about sleep deprivation or light pollution as evidence in licence reviews, the Publican’s Morning Advertiser understands.
The Home Office is consulting on licence fees which see a cap for local authorities to charge coming into effect. Michael Kheng of licensing consultants Kurnia attended a consultation event on the proposed changes in London last week. In this article,...