06/06/2018

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. World Cup 2018: Promotion of the World Cup - be aware BBPA Guidance for Russia 2018 Serve Legal - 2017 test results in review “Protecting your business?” £5,000 fine for failing to display Food Hygiene Ratings New PRS live performance licence gets Copyright Tribunal approval Gambling - Government's Response to the consultation on proposals for changes to Gaming Machin...

01/05/2018

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. New s.182 Guidance Published Changes to Cumulative Impact Areas Permission granted to Judicially Review Sheffield's SEV policy UK Hospitality sets out its Election Manifesto to councils ahead of Local May 3rd elections Scotland: Minimum Pricing starts 1 May 2018 The above news items, and more, can be viewed by clicking here. Disclaimer: Leeds Pubwatch is not responsible f...

30/04/2018

On 17 January 2018, PASS (Proof of Age Standards Scheme) launched a new design to reflect support from the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) whose logo is now shown on the cards. View the full press release. What is PASS? The PASS card scheme is operated by a Community Interest Company providing accreditation to suppliers of Proof of Age Cards in the UK. The card suppliers are assessed against strict standards by qualified auditors to ensure that they operate to the h...

12/04/2018

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. Draft Licensing Act 2003 (Royal Wedding Licensing Hours) 2018 Soft Drinks Industry Levy - 6 April 2018 National Planning Policy Framework - and the agent of change principle National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates Low Alcohol Product Labelling DPS change application from 23 March 2018 Night Lives: Reducing Drug-Related Harm in the Night Time Economy The above news ...

27/02/2018

The following information is taken from the Licensed Trade Charity website. Pubs and Breweries have been at the hub of British communities for centuries. Throughout this time, the Licensed Trade Charity has played an important role looking after those working in the industry, and will continue to do so as long as needed. We are devoted to looking after people in the licensed drinks trade, providing support when you need it. Our mission is to equip people to be self reliant, to ...

12/02/2018

The following news item is published on the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) website. To view the following news item, and more, on the FACT website, click here. A Huddersfield licensee has pleaded guilty to six offences of dishonest reception of a television transmission by showing Sky Sports football matches to customers without a commercial agreement from Sky. Casa Events Ltd, premises licensee of The Casa, Huddersfield, was fined £2,500 on each offence...

07/02/2018

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. A Right Royal Knees Up? Home Office Launch Royal Wedding Consultation PASS Card Update Merger to Create "Powerful Unified Voice" for the hospitality sector "UKHospitality" Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing - Select Committee scrutiny MP’s back Agent of Change Bill Food Hygiene Prosecution The 15th National Pubwatch Conference – Tuesday 27th February 2018 ...

23/01/2018

Leeds has received official recognition for providing a great evening out for the second consecutive year. The city has retained its Purple Flag status for excellence in managing its evening and night-time economy. Purple Flag, an accreditation process run by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) is the benchmark for good night-time destinations, similar to the Green Flag award for parks and the Blue Flag for beaches. The award, which is presented annua...

10/01/2018

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. Late Night Levy Criticised for Yielding Low Income House of Lords to debate Government response to Select Committee Report on the Licensing Act 2003 Westminster City Council use planning laws to put the "brakes" on deliveries from operators Scotland – Minimum Unit Price consultation The above news items, and more, can be viewed by clicking here.

07/12/2017

WEST YORKSHIRE POLICE LEEDS DISTRICT LICENSING DEPARTMENT West Yorkshire Police have recently recovered £400 of fake Scottish £20 notes from a bookies that when tested with a counterfeit currency pen passed the test. WYP are also aware of someone advertising similar English £20 and £50 notes on Facebook that can also pass the pen test. Please be vigilant. Premises known to have been affected are in LS6, LS1 and LS12. We have some fake Scottish £20 in circ...