Challenge: Tourism Regulation Taskforce pushes Government on cutting red tape

Tourism taskforce: 'Government must cut red tape'

The Government has been urged to make applying for a premises licence easier and to cut red tape on health and safety regulations. The Tourism Regulation Taskforce – chaired by the British Hospitality Association president Alan Parker – has submitted...

Consultation due: Respond now, says Peter Coulson

Reforms are just window dressing

By Peter Coulson

Nothing changes much in Government. I well remember the Labour administration producing a long list of the ‘reforms’ that they intended to bring to licensing, most of which were already under discussion when they started the exercise, and several of which...

Young drinkers: local authorities differ in their responses

Pubs 'in limboland on underage sales'

By Ewan Turney

Pub operators are in an "impossible" situation because of the inconsistent approach taken by local authorities to tackling underage sales....

Jeremy Allen dies

Jeremy Allen dies

By John Harrington

Jeremy Allen, the UK's foremost legal practitioner in licensing issues, has died aged 66. He was a founding partner of the legal firm Poppleston...

Chase: looking at SIA replacement options

The SIA: to be or not to be

By Paul Chase

What may replace the SIA if it is axed? Paul Chase discusses the options including a licence granted locally that enables the holder to work nationally.

LBRO: wants to encourage more consistency in underage-sales stings.

Watchdog vows clearer underage rules

By Michelle Perrett

A Government watchdog has made a fresh bid to encourage more consistency in underage-sales stings. The Local Better Regulation Office (LBRO) has...

Poley: surge in demand for help

More drinks firms seek Portman's advice

By John Harrington

Portman reports a big rise in the number of producers asking for their marketing to be vetted — the number of proposals increased 40% in a year.