Licensing e-news

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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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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A guide to keeping a drug free pub

Napthens - July 25th 2017
The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has issued new advice on how pubs can tackle drug use. The guidance is basic, but it does serve as a timely reminder that this is an issue which will affect most licensed premises (albeit to a varying degree) and that operators do have obligations to fulfill.
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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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