Licensing e-news

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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Is your authorisation an appropriate one? – Premises Licences vs Club Premises Certificates

Napthens - July 15th 2016
We have come across recent examples of member’s clubs that have mistakenly believed that Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates both serve the same purpose and are largely interchangeable. As a result, the members clubs in question have believed that they are permitted to hire out their venues to non-members for private functions which involve licensable activities or to open up for the benefit of the public in general. This is absolutely not the case.
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Premises Licence – a reminder

Napthens - July 15th 2016
We were recently approached by a Licensee who, following an inspection at his site, had been advised by his local Licensing Officer that he needed to submit a variation to update the plans which accompanied his Premises Licence.
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Tipping and Gratuities – A legal update

Napthens - May 25th 2016
In October 2009, the Government of the day put in place a voluntary Code of Practice with the intention that this would improve the information available concerning the treatment of tipping, gratuities, cover and service charges and to increase transparency.
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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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