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...

05/12/2017

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. Festive Temporary Event Notices National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage - April 2018 increase announced Detail on the Government response to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 Old Ten Pound Notes cease to be legal tender on 1 March 2018 Scotland – Minimum Unit pricing start date The above news items, and more, can be viewed by clicking here.

14/11/2017

National Pubwatch will be hosting its annual conference on Tuesday 27th February 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nottingham. The booking page is now open at https://schemelink.co.uk/nationalpubwatch/ Licensees can attend for £20 per person while officers from responsible authorities, etc at a rate of £50 per person with discounts for bookings of 4 or more. Further information on National Pubwatch can be found on their website by clicking here.

06/11/2017

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. Short measures on the 125ml wine measure! TENs for Christmas and New Year's - early warning alert! CSE - 'test purchasing' Food Standards Agency - New advice on eating runny eggs Alcohol and late night refreshment licensing statistics Wales - Minimum Pricing Bank of England launches new Banknote Checking Scheme Gambling - Consultation on proposals for changes to Gaming Ma...

03/10/2017

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. British Summer Time ends at 2am Sunday 29 October 2017 TENs for Christmas and New Year - early warning alert! Old £1 coin, under 3 weeks to go FSA publishes food law enforcement data Where does the "buck" stop for Food Safety Regulations? Reviewing your systems for the new regime. “Remember, Remember” Firework Safety New labelling advice published by Portma...

04/09/2017

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. Food Safety: "As sure as eggs is eggs" you must be in "no doubt" of your food supply chain. Nuisance complaints - Parliamentary Briefing Hartlepool say no again to EMRO Barnet Council proposing to exclude “unhealthy” pubs and restaurants from business rates support Gambling on your house! CSE – Awareness Customer Care – A toad or a prince? Cus...