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Red tape

Napthens - May 18th 2011
As you are undoubtedly already aware, there is a lot of red tape surrounding licensing law, in many instances making life unneccessarily difficult for licensees. Briefly, some examples of red tape issues that have been a cause for...
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The ongoing saga surrounding cigarette vending machines continues…

Napthens - March 9th 2011
The Health Act 2009 received Royal Assent on 12 November 2009 which allowed regulations to be made that ban cigarette vending machines. The subsequent introduction of the Protection from Tobacco (Sales from Vending Machines) Regulations...
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Foreign Satellite Decoders – A Word of Caution

Napthens - February 24th 2011
Since the Advocate General’s opinion in the Karen Murphy case has come to the attention of the media, we have received numerous enquiries as to whether using foreign satellite decoders to broadcast premiership matches in the UK has...
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The Royal Wedding – extension of hours

Napthens - February 2nd 2011
The Government has launched a consultation proposing that pubs should have an automatic right to trade until 1 am after the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on 29th April this year and potentially the 30th as well.Under s. 172...
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Minimum pricing

Napthens - January 26th 2011
The debate over minimum pricing has raged on this month after the Government announced an intention to introduce a minimum price for the sale of alcohol by banning sales at a price below duty plus VAT.Whilst it seems that many have...
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Rebalancing the Licensing Act

Napthens - November 6th 2010
The Home Office have now released details of the amendments to the Licensing Act resulting from the “Consultation on Rebalancing the Licensing Act”. The draft amendments include: Including Licensing Authorities as Responsible...
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Festive preparations

Napthens - October 14th 2010
It seems to have come around awfully quick, but the festive period is beginning to draw near and your preparations for the busy period should be underway by now.It is not unusual for us to get requests to vary licences, for example to...
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The Mandatory Code

Napthens - September 24th 2010
The second part of the Mandatory Code will come into effect on 1st October 2010. Whilst noises have been made to the effect that the current government may repeal the provisions, it has not yet happened, so the second part of the Code...
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Worth a response?

Napthens - September 3rd 2010
The Home Office Consultation on re-balancing the Licensing Act has entered its final week, with 8th September 2010 being the final date for responses.It may be considered that there is little to be gained in responding to the Consultation,...
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