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Live music: could be easier for pubs under new proposals

Live music boost for pubs

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Live music and other entertainment provisions could be taken out of the licensing regime, in a move that could make it easier for venues to host gigs. DCMS has already given partial backing to a Bill that wants licence exemptions for small gigs.

Bosses relent on Glasgow's sale policy

Bosses relent on Glasgow's sale policy

Glasgow licensing bosses have conceded that personal licence holders won't have to be on site at all times alcohol is sold under Scotland's new...

Purnell leaves DCMS

Purnell leaves DCMS

By John Harrington

The man who oversaw licensing reform is replaced as Culture Secretary by former DCMS advisor Andy Burnham

No substitute for proper legislation

No substitute for proper legislation

By Peter Coulson

The revised statutory Guidance for local authorities issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 last week, appears to have been one of the last acts of the outgoing minister at the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), Tessa Jowell.

Purnell new Culture Secretary

Purnell new Culture Secretary

By The PMA Team

Former licensing minister James Purnell is the new Culture Secretary in charge of licensing, replacing Tessa Jowell. Purnell became Parliamentary...

Wrong Choice?

Wrong Choice?

By Gareth Iacobucci

It may still claim to be the most popular seaside resort in Europe - but Blackpool and the Pepsi Max Big One rollercoaster at the pleasure beach are...

Fees hike blow for pubs

Fees hike blow for pubs

By Tony Halstead THals22851@aol.coml

Trade groups are "concerned" and "disappointed" that pubs face a 7% hike in annual licence fees over the next three years, following publication of...