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Brewdog: How did the brewer and operator combat cumulative impact?

Legal advice: combating cumulative impact

By Poppleston Allen

The words ‘cumulative impact’ can strike fear into the hearts of operators across the land, particularly if they appear at a time when you are looking to start a new business or extend your hours. Those two little words instantly prompt thoughts of applications...

With the World Cup taking place this summer, pubs need to plan their use of TENs

5 common issues affecting TENs

By Poppleston Allen

Temporary event notices (TENs) are useful tools that allow you to extend hours and have additional activities, which may not be permitted by your premises licence. It is going to be a busy year, particularly in terms of sporting events, so knowing how...

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Pulling together for charity - despite EHO objections

By Jonathan Smith

We live in a world that is changing continuously; people have less time and more commitments and not necessarily to each other. I have a great deal of admiration for people who put themselves out on a limb to help others and recently have been reminded...

You must renew your personal licence at least four weeks before its expiry date

6 obligations for personal licence holders

By Poppleston Allen

Once your personal licence has been granted, you should not simply file it under “remember to do something with me in 10 years”. If you are working in the licensed trade and involved in the sale of alcohol, you must comply with certain obligations that...

Make plans now to boost business at your pub

Make plans now to boost business at your pub

By Poppleston Allen

You may still be recovering from an excess of Christmas spirit and be busy taking down the festive decorations, but now is the perfect time to plan for a refurbishment of your premises or an overhaul of your premises licence.

Peter Coulson: 'New licences can work against pubs' interests'

Protecting the pubs’ interests

By Peter Coulson

Trade protection has a very different meaning these days from the time when licensed victuallers associations (LVAs) were a dominant force in the industry. Now it tends to mean preserving the pub from extinction by outside forces.

Peter Coulson: Concerned by legislation over licence transfers

Bumpy ride for some transfers

By Peter Coulson

You don’t hear much about licence transfers these days. Of course, under the old system we had ‘transfer sessions’ where the new incumbents were paraded in front of the bench and had to answer questions to show their suitability (unless they had already...

Plymouth wants limit on pubs and clubs

Plymouth wants limit on pubs and clubs

Council leaders in Plymouth are planning to introduce a limit on the number of licensed premises in the city. The move comes after a planning...

Councils seek powers to revoke pub licences

Councils seek powers to revoke pub licences

By John Harrington

An influential group of councils is calling for premises licences to be renewed annually and for the licences to be automatically revoked if the...