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...

09/12/2019

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. Uber's London Licence Refused Wales will introduce 50p MUP in March BBPA release 'An Open Welcome Making your pub more accessible for customers' ACTSO report on local trading standards services Redbridge Licensing Authority remove LPGMP from Premises Drone and model aircraft registration The above news items, and more,...

02/12/2019

Words: Dr. Rosemary Lucy Hill, University of Huddersfield. Recently there has been increasing attention paid to sexual harassment, groping and assault at gigs, with groups like White Ribbon and Safe Gigs for Women running campaigns to highlight the issue. At the Universities of Huddersfield and Leeds we have seen the problem, and what can be done to prevent and respond to it. We have found that sexual harassment, groping and assault is being committed at gigs across a range of music...

28/11/2019

UPDATE - NEW LOCATION: Please note, the St. John Ambulance static vehicle will now be located near the House of Fraser, Briggate. With effect from this weekend, 29th/30th November 2019, on Friday and Saturday nights between 10pm – 4 am, St. John Ambulance will be providing a mobile treatment centre with first aiders and a clinical lead, supported by an ambulance. This is aimed to help with the night-time economy and support members of the public who might otherwise have gone s...

14/11/2019

The British Beer & Pub Association's (BBPA) updated 2019 Accessibility in Pubs guide, An Open Welcome, looks at the importance of people with disabilities for the tourism sector. The guide speaks through the legal requirements of making reasonable adjustments for both disabled workers and customers, as well as the financial and social benefits of making your pub more accessible. To access the guide, and further information, click here. Disclaimer: Leeds Pub...

07/11/2019

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. Want a cracking Christmas? Don’t delay, apply for TENs today Festive guidance from Counter Terrorism Policing 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day – Government announce Plan to Extend Licensing Hours in England and Wales Guidance for tackling under-age gambling in pubs Gambling - Commission call for action from Pub sector Drone and model aircraft registration ...

01/11/2019

Source: Bank of England website: The polymer £20 note will join the Churchill £5 and the Austen £10. A new £50 note, featuring Alan Turing, will follow in 2021. The public will begin to see the new £20 from 20 February next year as the notes leave cash centres around the country and enter general circulation. The public can continue to spend paper £20 notes as usual and these will be gradually withdrawn as they are banked by retailers and the...

18/10/2019

Home Office published false ID guidance is aimed at door-staff, all other staff who work at licensed premises and the police. It is intended to provide a better understanding of the issues surrounding the use of false ID by under 18s to purchase alcohol, and to offer tools that can be used to deal with those issues. To view the guidance, click here. Disclaimer: Leeds Pubwatch is not responsible for the content of any external internet sites and has not taken any steps to confi...

16/10/2019

The 17th National Pubwatch Conference will be held on Tuesday, 11th February 2020 at Jurys Inn, Cardiff. The agenda is still being finalised and will be published on the National Pubwatch website in due course, but the booking page is now open via the following link: http://www.nationalpubwatch.org.uk/booking/ Disclaimer: Leeds Pubwatch is not responsible for the content of any external internet sites and has not taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or re...

10/10/2019

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