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 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 that businesses know what they should...

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...

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...