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Beer boom: ‘It may be that as an operator you are considering running different types of events to not only boost trade, but to attract both existing and new customers back into your venue’ (image: Getty/Aja Koska)

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Top tips: ‘freedom day’ and beer festivals

By Poppleston Allen

The remaining coronavirus restrictions are due to be lifted on the 19 July and it is likely all operators will be looking at alternative ways of maximising trade after such long periods of closure and restrictions being in place.

Online case: licensing hearings are likely to be virtual at present (image: Getty/anyaberkut)

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Remote Licensing Hearings – A Virtual Reality

By Poppleston Allen

In a year when everything was different, one thing that turned remarkably quickly were the wheels of justice in establishing remote hearings and meetings.

Extended measures: Suraj Desor, specialist hospitality licensing solicitor at Poppleston Allen, answers key questions about the extended Covid restrictions (image: Getty/Monkeybusinessimages)

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Restrictions extended in England – What pubs need to know

By Poppleston Allen

The Prime Minister has confirmed restrictions in England will remain in place at least midnight on 18 July. Suraj Desor, specialist hospitality licensing solicitor at Poppleston Allen, answers key questions about the extended measures.

Game on: ‘A question I have been asked a lot is whether gaming machines are allowed on licensed premises following the updated Covid-19 rules and guidance’ (Image: d1sk/Getty Images)

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Level-up: key requirements for pub gaming machines

By Poppleston Allen

As we enter a new period of trading, it is worth brushing up on some of the key requirements for gaming machines in licensed venues in England and Wales.

Mixed bag: ‘there are some councils who are motivated to assist and there are some who are culturally incapable of decision making’ (Image:wildpixel/Getty Images)

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Red Lion or red tape?

By Poppleston Allen

I write this article as Monday 17 May approaches, the light in the tunnel becomes brighter, and the journey towards ‘normality’, pot of gold of staycationers with savings and pub envy, a long, hot summer and the Euros await.

Industry voices: a plethora of trade experts will be revealing their plans and advice during the online conference

Future planning focus for first 2021 MA500

By Nikkie Thatcher

The first MA500 conference of 2021 is set to take place this month (Thursday 11 February) when we will be looking to help operators gear up for the year ahead.

Do pubs, bars and restaurants have a role to play in helping to re-invigorate the high street and to take advantage of units that are closed?

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Legal Q&A: post-lockdown licensing and opportunities for pubs

By James Anderson, Poppleston Allen

James Anderson from specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen discusses what role pubs could play on post-lockdown high streets and where opportunities exist for operators once restrictions are lifted.

'Welcome move': 'It is refreshing to see those authorities who have gone on the front foot and recognised and acknowledged the impact of Covid within their policy reviews'

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The future of Cumulative Impact Policies in a post-pandemic world

By Clare Eames, Poppleston Allen

During 2020 a number of licensing authorities found themselves facing their five-yearly statutory duty to review their licensing policy, and consequently any associated Cumulative Impact Policy (CIP).

Brighter uplands: 'the legal landscape, in licensing terms, will be different, both in substance and in form, once we are through this pandemic'

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How could Covid-19 change the on-trade's legal landscape?

By Andy Grimsey, Poppleston Allen

In previous years it has been customary for our first article of the new year to look forward to the year come, and make observations about possible legal changes for the hospitality industry in the coming months.

Play on? 'there are options for wet-led pubs and bars to rely upon entertainment rather than food to remain open'

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If music be the food of love, play on

By Poppleston Allen

There has recently been much discussion - some serious and some tongue in cheek - about the merits of eating a scotch egg as a midday or main evening table meal, and if one Scotch egg isn’t enough to constitute it being the main meal would two suffice?...