Personal Licences

Lawyer Jack Cummins said the Scottish statistics 'hoists a red flag for the trade south of the border'

Lawyer warns publicans over personal licence renewal deadline

By Ellie Bothwell and Helen Gilbert

A leading licensing lawyer has urged English and Welsh publicans to act swiftly in renewing their personal licences, following new figures that show thousands of Scottish licences are set to be revoked after holders failed to meet Government deadlines.

Penalised for being top of the class

By Mike Berry

When was the last time you were penalised for being at the top of the class? Well, that is exactly what appears to be in store for licensees who obtained their personal licences in the early months of 2005, when licence reform in England and Wales was...

The number of premises licensed for on-sales only grew 4% to 37,800

Home Office stats show personal licences increase

By John Harrington

A total of 34,300 new personal licences were issued in England and Wales the year to 31 March 2013, as the Government examines plans to abandon the system, new Home Office data shows.

The trade has said the Government's proposals would lead to inconsistency and undermine the professionalism of the industry

Industry unites against personal licence abolition plan

By Ellie Bothwell

Industry groups, including the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) and Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), have lobbied the Government to retain personal licences in a joint letter to crime prevention...

Coulson: DCMS is losing plot

Damned lies — and statistics

By Peter Coulson

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has totally lost the plot, says MA legal guru Peter Coulson.