Licensing e-news

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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Minimum unit price in Scotland

Napthens - November 23rd 2017
Back in 2012 the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 received Royal Assent, but since then there has been an ongoing court battle to decide if the proposed measures breached European Union Law.
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The Licensing Act: Post-Legislative Scrutiny

Napthens - April 26th 2017
After being tasked with scrutinising the effectiveness of the Licensing Act and following an enquiry which has taken almost a year, the House of Lords has produced their report and recommendations. A full copy of the 180+ page report can...
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Changes to the Licensing Act as a result of the Immigration Act

Napthens - April 4th 2017
There will be a number of changes to the Licensing Act brought about by the Immigration Act taking effect on 6th April.
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New Power of Licensing Authority to Revoke or Suspend Personal Licences

Napthens - April 4th 2017
After 6th April, if a Licensing Authority learns that a Personal Licence Holder has been convicted of a relevant offence or been fined an immigration penalty, they will be able to revoke the personal licence or suspend it for a period not exceeding six months. The Licensing Authority will be required to wait until the time to appeal any conviction for a relevant offence has expired or any appeal which is launched has been determined.
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Changes to Summary Reviews, particularly in relation to interim steps

Napthens - April 4th 2017
For some time, following Summary Review proceedings, there has been a lack of clarity and much argument in respect of whether, in the event that there is an appeal of a committee decision from a final review hearing, any interim steps which were imposed continue to have effect or whether they cease to have effect until the appeal has been disposed of.
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