14/02/2019

Pubs and other commercial premises require a commercial subscription to show exclusive subscription broadcasts. The commercial subscription acts as a licence. For example, in the UK, Sky Sports and BT Sport are authorised to broadcast live Premier League games. The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) works closely with broadcasters such as Sky, BT Sports and Virgin Media to tackle illegal broadcasting. FACT has successfully prosecuted commercial operators for illegal broadca...

05/02/2019

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. Supreme Court ruling on Criminal Records Schemes Best Bar None scheme launched in Manchester Airport Group “Your starter for ten…” - Sign up for PubAID “World’s Biggest Pub Quiz” The freeze is over……. Chancellor’s Wine Tax Rise starts 'Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices' Gambling Health Alliance ...

05/02/2019

The following message is issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Every five years we review the qualifications required for an SIA licence to make sure they are up to date with the law, technology, and the way people work. We want you to help by telling us what you think of our revised specification documents. The specifications set out what an individual needs to know and be able to do in their role as a security operative. They form the basis of the qualifications req...

04/02/2019

Would you like to raise the profile of your business and attract more trade whilst doing your bit to help the environment? Then sign up to become a Refill station! It’s free! Becoming a Refill station means that you will offer free drinking water to members of the public who approach you with an empty drinks bottle. This enables everyone access to free clean drinking water and helps the planet by reducing the number of single use plastic bottles consumed (UK consumers go throu...

11/01/2019

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. New licensing application forms - Licensing Act 2003 (Personal and Premises Licences) (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 Consultation on the proposal to extend the single-use carrier bag charge to all retailers and to increase the minimum charge to 10p Home Secretary Announces new Skills-based immigration system 16th National Pubwatch Conference Late Night Levy for takeaways BEIS consulta...

14/12/2018

Source: Security Industry Authority (SIA) website. Christmas is coming, and pubs and clubs will soon be full of Christmas get-togethers, office parties, and people celebrating the arrival of the holidays. It’s also a time when some people can find themselves in a dangerous situation, either inside a venue or out on the streets, and need extra protection. Door supervisors can make a big difference to the outcome of a night out by intervening to assist a vulnerable person in tro...

04/12/2018

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. Battling Illegal Gaming on Premises – review your policies now Premises Licence Holders! Checking your Annual Fee Invoice could save you Money! Planning application for flats refused due to an objection by music venue Gambling - Mandatory and Default Conditions Gambling - B2 stake reduction brought forward to April 2019 The above news items, and more, can be viewed by clicking he...

07/11/2018

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. Airside alcohol licensing at international airports in England and Wales: call for evidence Christmas and New Year’s TENs 2018 NLW/NMW - and the Budget 2018 Manslaughter Conviction Following Allergy Death Alcohol and late night refreshment licensing statistics 2018 Consultation on banning the distribution of plastic straws Marriage / civil ceremony licences – proposed chang...

26/10/2018

About Responsible Gambling Week: • Responsible Gambling Week (RGW) is a national, cross-industry awareness campaign to promote responsible gambling in the United Kingdom and Ireland. • Responsible Gambling Week 2018 runs from 1st November-7th November 2018. • The campaign is led by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) and all five sectors of the UK gambling industry (arcades, bingo clubs, bookmakers, casinos and online) and the Irish...

17/10/2018

Responsibility for ensuring compliance with the mandatory licence condition setting out the permitted price is the responsibility of a “relevant person”, defined as (in relation to premises licences) the premises licence holder, designated premises supervisor or personal licence holder and (in relation to club premises certificates) a member or officer of a club who is present and able to prevent a supply of alcohol. The premises licence holder, designated premises supervisor ...