Licensing e-news

FOBT stake reduced to £2

Napthens - May 21st 2018
A press release has recently been issued by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport stating that the FOBTs maximum stake is to be reduced from £100 to £2. This is as a result of the consultation detailed in our previous update and is to try to “reduce the risk of gambling related harm.”
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Royal wedding extension to hours – 18 & 19 May 2018

Napthens - May 3rd 2018
Parliament has approved the draft Order allowing licensed premises within England and Wales to provide licensable activities for an extra two hours on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May 2018 from 23.00 to 01.00 the following day.
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FOBT potential stake reduction

Napthens - March 21st 2018
Back in 2017 the Government launched a consultation to review, amongst other points, the maximum stake permitted on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBT) and that consultation closed in January 2018.
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Small changes to the vary DPS application form

Napthens - March 6th 2018
The Licensing Act 2003 (Premises licences and club premises certificates) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 will come into force on 23 March 2018. These regulations amend previous legislation and replace the application form that is completed to vary the Designed Premises Supervisor (DPS).
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Proposals to relax licensing hours to celebrate royal wedding

Napthens - January 11th 2018
The Home Office have launched a consultation on proposals to relax licensing hours to celebrate the wedding of Prince Henry (familiarly known as Prince Harry) and Megan Markle.  The consultation was launched on 7th January 2018 and will run for four weeks, ending on 4th February 2018.
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Government’s response to the Licensing Act review

Napthens - November 23rd 2017
Read about the Government's response to the report from the House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act.
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