Local Authorities

Peter Coulson: 'No sensible person opposes controls on alcohol sales'

No opposition to re-balancing

By Peter Coulson

Successive governments have failed to find a competent solution to alcohol consumption at home and on the streets, writes Peter Coulson.

Late representations will no longer be allowed

No late licence complaints, says court

By Peter Coulson & Michelle Perrett

Local authorities are not able to accept late complaints from local residents on premises licences, a judgement in the Court of Appeal confirmed last...

Coulson: Not surprised by SIA removal

No surprise if the SIA is axed

By Peter Coulson

The threatened removal of the (SIA) is not surprising, but to suggest that the industry can police itself is scarcely credible, says Peter Coulson.

Home Office: IoL has sent department its results

Councils reject key licensing proposals

By John Harrington

Local authorities have rejected key parts of the Government's radical plans to overhaul licensing. Ninety licensing professionals — 68 of them...

The Queen: outlined Government plans

Queen's Speech: how it affects pubs

By Ewan Turney

A ban on the sale of below cost-alcohol and giving police extra powers to deal with problem premises are on the cards.

Alan Campbell

Councils shun ADZs one year on

By John Harrington

Powers to charge a disorder levy on pubs in hotspots have had zero take-up in the first year because councils already have enough powers, the...

Eliott: Pub is the HUb is doing excellent work

End the business rates stranglehold

By David Elliott

it's very disappointing that local authorities are adding significantly to the failure of pubs and small businesses, says Greene King Pub Partners managing director David Elliott.

Coulson: rules for resisting

Rules for resisting

By Peter Coulson

Peter Coulson looks at the "requirement" that the designated premises supervisor (DPS) should give a written delegation to all staff allowing them to sell alcohol.