Licensing e-news

British Summer Time is almost here…

Napthens - March 10th 2014
We are finally nearing the official start of British Summer Time and therefore the inevitable changing of the clocks. On 30 March 2014 at 1.00am (i.e. the Saturday night / Sunday morning) British Summer Time (BST) commences which means...
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Have your say on licensing fees consultation

Napthens - March 6th 2014
A public consultation has been launched by the Home Office in relation to the fees payable for licensing applications. Since 2005 licensing fees have been set nationally, but under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 it is...
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Government set to ban below-cost alcohol sales

Napthens - February 13th 2014
The Government has released details of its intentions to address the perceived issue of alcohol being sold for less than cost price.The Government intends to ban the sale of alcohol for below cost and has defined “cost” as the level of...
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Be prepared for Christmas trading hours

Napthens - November 29th 2013
The festive period is on the horizon and will no doubt provide a welcome boost for many in the trade. However, you need to be prepared in order to make the most of it. The majority of premises licences will have non-standard timings....
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Consultation on further deregulation of regulated entertainment

Napthens - November 19th 2013
The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has issued a consultation on further deregulation of regulated entertainment, stating that the Government wishes to remove bureaucracy and cost from community entertainment activities, make it...
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Increase in Prize Limit for Cat C and Gaming Machines

Napthens - October 28th 2013
The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has released a response to its consultation on proposals for Changes to Maximum Stake and Prize Limits for Category B, C and D Gaming Machines. The proposals include increased limits for prize...
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