JG&P, December Licensing Update and News

By | December 4, 2018

Welcome to our December Licensing Update


Battling Illegal Gaming on Premises – review your policies now 

This article gives a summary of a recent disappointing operation carried out by the Gambling Commission at pubs and bars with gaming machines.

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Premises Licence Holders! Checking your Annual Fee Invoice could save you Money! 

Every premise licence holder will know that on the anniversary of the grant of the premises licence there is an annual fee to pay, which if not paid can have a serious impact on your business. However, it is always worth checking the details of any invoice received from the Licensing Authority to check they are correct.

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Westminster – Hoteliers to pay for affordable homes 

Westminster City Council is consulting on its planning policy to look at ways to assist in increasing the levels of affordable housing in their area. This could have an impact on new developments of some types of licensed premises.

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Planning application for flats refused due to an objection by music venue 

An interesting article on the impact of new flats would have on existing licensed music venues and the potential for noise nuisance.

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Edinburgh Policy – Summary

This month the Edinburgh Licensing Board have adopted a new statement of licensing policy, relevant for all Operators in and planning to enter the Edinburgh market.

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Gambling – Mandatory and Default Conditions

The Gambling Commission has issued Guidance contrasting mandatory and default conditions in Scotland and England & Wales – read this article for more details.

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Gambling – B2 stake reduction brought forward to April 2019

Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) have been in the news a lot recently – not least because a Government Minister resigned over the timing of the changes – we have the latest update.

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Taxi – Craven District Council Policy upheld 

Taxi licensing is another topic often in the news and here we report on multiple recent cases around the licensing policy for Craven District Council and the outcome of challenges to their policy.

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And finally…

We have created 3 guides to advise you through the Christmas trading period:

  1. Christmas & New Year’s TENs
  2. Christmas cheer, beer and not licensing fear!
  3. Don’t get St. Nick(ed) this Christmas…

Email info@john-gaunt.co.uk to request your copies.

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