By | March 10, 2020

Welcome to our March Update

Welcome to our March licensing update, summarising the items posted to our news website over the course of the last month.

Alcohol Strategy – Latest Government Announcement

We look at the latest Government response to a question in the House of Lords relating to the strategy to reduce the harm that alcohol can cause. In the response by the Government Minister it is outlined that this is not planned as “a standalone Strategy”.

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Case study – Licensing Aspects of Large Transactions

Partner Michelle Hazlewood gives an insight into how we recently supported a client in the licensing aspects of a significant transaction.

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Latest on the Uber Appeal 

The latest twist in the long running UBER taxi case in London, see the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association added as an interested party to the case.

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Digital PASS Consultation 

Details into a consultation by PASS (who provide age verification documents for under 18 year old’s) in the possible implementation of a digital id verification system. 

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75th anniversary of VE Day to be marked 

The Government have confirmed the hours extended to mark the 7th anniversary of VE Day.

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75th Anniversary of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day 

Following on from the VE day announcement above, the Government announced plans to extend licensing hours in England and Wales to mark 75 years since VJ Day.

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New £20 note

 The new £20 note is now in circulation – more details can be found by clicking below.

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National Best Bar None – Winners Announced 

The national awards were announced at an awards do held at the House of Lords on 4th February, Sheffield (which we have been a long term sponsor/supported) were among the winners.

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Pubwatch Training Tools

A useful video released by Pubwatch around certain aspects of SIA training.

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And finally…

Our latest legal briefing for Propel Hospitality looked at the impact of Late Night Levy’s.

The full piece is available to read here: ‘Government must speed late-night levy reforms or scrap this unfair tax by Patrick Robson’.

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