04/05/2020

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. Covid 19 - What you need to know - Approaches to Reopening Gambling - Inquiry on problem gambling - First hearing Covid 19 - What you need to know - Scotland - the route out of lockdown Covid 19 - What you need to know - Wales - the route out of lockdown High Court appeal of decision in Pubs Code arbitration Covid 19 - What you need to know - Fraud and cybercrime Covid 19 - What you need t...

30/04/2020

During these times of difficulty, we want to let you know that we are doing our best to support the licensed trade in Leeds. We have moved all of our services online and are operating remotely. We are here to offer you support and advice by phone or e-mail concerning your licence and below is some information that we hope is useful to you. Licence Applications We are still processing licence applications, but as we have limited access to postal deliveries we would encoura...

30/03/2020

Source: PPL PRS Ltd website PPL PRS Ltd fully appreciates the pressures affecting many businesses across the UK as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We wish to reassure customers of The Music Licence that we are introducing a number of measures to support them during these unprecedented times. These include: - not charging customers for their music usage during the period they are closed (temporarily or permanently) due to COVID-19; - changes to our payment polici...

18/03/2020

Source: GOV.UK Planning rules will be relaxed so pubs and restaurants can operate as hot food takeaways during the coronavirus outbreak. Currently, planning permission is required for businesses to carry out a change of use to a hot food takeaway. The government has confirmed regulations will be relaxed to enable businesses to deliver this service without a planning application. The measures are the latest in a series of practical steps the government is taking to support b...

16/03/2020

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. Alcohol Strategy - Latest Government Announcement Case study – Licensing Aspects of Large Transactions Latest on the Uber Appeal Digital PASS Consultation 75th anniversary of VE Day to be marked 75th Anniversary of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day New £20 note National Best Bar None - Winners Announced Pubwatch Training Tools The above news items, and more, ca...

24/02/2020

*THE CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED* The UK's national proof of age standards accreditation scheme (PASS) is endorsed by the Home Office, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the Security Industry Authority (SIA). "PASS is the scheme which audits and accredits proof of age schemes to provide assurances to retailers regarding the types of proof of age cards which can be accepted. Digital proof of age is becoming more prevalent and so it is important ...

11/02/2020

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. UK pub numbers rise for the first time in a decade Best Bar None - National Winners Announced National Living Wage - April 2020 increases FSA consults on updated guidance following change to allergen labelling law Misleadingly describing food - restaurant chain received large fine Olympics – Tokyo 2020 Commission on Alcohol Harm ...

11/02/2020

Source: Gambling Commission website Commercial betting is not allowed in pubs, clubs or similar alcohol licensed premises. Working closely with local police, our compliance managers and local groups like PubWatch to get that message out is key to preventing the need for enforcement action. But when it is required those who are facilitating betting or those exceeding exempt gaming limits in alcohol licensed premises can have the exemption which permits gaming in pubs removed, have th...

24/01/2020

The city of Leeds is remaining a proud shade of purple after retaining official status for providing a great evening out for all – for a fantastic fourth year in a row. The city has again been awarded Purple Flag status, recognising excellence in managing its evening and night-time economy. A national benchmark for good night-time destinations, the accreditation by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) celebrates the city’s evening and night-time o...

09/01/2020

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. Major change if you have TVs In Bedroom Accommodation National Living Wage - April 2020 increases Best Bar None - Announce Shortlist Criminal Justice Statistics (England and Wales) – penalty notices Barking & Dagenham - Opt for zero SEV policy Advertising Standards Authority and KFC… Gambling - Commission publish list of approv...