Licensing e-news

Extended licensing hours for Queen’s 90th birthday – latest update

Napthens - May 6th 2016
Following on from our previous e-update in relation to the above which can be viewed here, the draft Order has now been approved by Parliament and the details finalised.
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Extended licensing hours for Queen’s 90th birthday

Napthens - March 31st 2016
The Prime Minister has announced that pubs will be permitted extended licensing hours to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.
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Update: Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS)

Napthens - March 8th 2016
Following on from our previous update, which can be viewed here, this is a reminder that the deadline for applying to HMRC for your registration is fast-approaching.
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Proposed Changes to the Licensing Act 2003

Napthens - February 18th 2016
The new Policing and Crime Bill has recently been presented to Parliament.
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An Increase in Permitted Temporary Event Notices

Napthens - January 20th 2016
From 1 January 2016 the Government has increased the number of Temporary Event Notices premises can lodge from 12 per year to 15 per year.
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Late Night Refreshment Changes

Napthens - October 9th 2015
The requirement to be licensed for late night refreshment has been relaxed under section 71 of the Deregulation Act 2015.
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Update: Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS)

Napthens - September 30th 2015
Further to our previous update, HMRC have now confirmed that AWRS applications must now be submitted between 1 January 2016 and 31 March 2016.
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Important warning to brewers as new compliance standards introduced

Napthens - April 22nd 2015
The Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) comes into force in April 2017. What does this mean for brewers?
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Personal license renewals: an update

Napthens - December 15th 2014
Guidance has been issued on how personal licence renewals should be dealt with in the transitional period between the first batch of personal licences falling due for renewal and the coming into force of the Deregulation Bill.
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Community and Ancillary Seller’s Notices

Napthens - December 1st 2014
The Government are proposing to introduce Community and Ancillary Seller’s Notices (CAN) in order to reduce the unnecessary burdens on certain businesses and community groups.
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Christmas is coming…

Napthens - November 13th 2014
It seems almost acceptable to mention Christmas now that we are in November, so this is a brief reminder to make sure you have your house in order.
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Revised guidance has been issued

Napthens - October 24th 2014
Following a number of recent changes, the guidance issued under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 has been revised by the Home Office.
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New guidance released on Mandatory Licensing Conditions

Napthens - September 12th 2014
The Government has released guidance in advance of the Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) (Amendment) Order 2014 coming into force on 1 October 2014.
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Allergen Advice for Pubs

Napthens - August 26th 2014
From December 2014, under new EU rules, restaurants and pubs will have to ensure that customers are warned about any allergens in their food.
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Renewal of Personal Licences

Napthens - August 15th 2014
Under current legislation, personal licences need to be renewed after ten years, and the renewal application is required to be submitted no sooner than three months before the expiry date and no later than one month before the expiry date.
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Renewal of Personal Licences

Napthens - August 15th 2014
It has been proposed that the requirement to renew personal licences should be abolished under the Deregulation Bill, which is currently before Parliament.
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