Mar 18, 2020
The Communities Secretary has confirmed that planning regulations will temporarily be relaxed to allow all pubs and restaurants to operate as takeaways of hot food and drinks, as part of plans to help the hospitality industry during the coronavirus outbreak.
Feb 28, 2020
Gambling Commission is “a small regulator in a huge and fast-evolving industry”, warns spending watchdog
Even if the Gambling Commission were to make recommended improvements, it is “a small body that is unlikely to be fully effective in regulating a challenging and fast-changing industry within the current system”, the National Audit Office has warned.
Feb 24, 2020
Government to consult on new duty requiring owners and operators to protect public spaces and venues from terror
The Home Office will consult this spring on a proposed “Protect Duty” which would require owners and operators of public spaces and venues to put in place measures to keep the public safe from a terrorist attack.
Feb 13, 2020
Institute of Licensing rejects criticism of its guidance on determining suitability of applicants for taxi/PHV licences
The Institute of Licensing has defended its guidance on determining the suitability of applicants for taxi and private hire licences amid claims from the industry that it is unfair.
Feb 03, 2020
Centre for Public Scrutiny to examine role of scrutiny in improving approaches to tackling gambling harms
The Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) has issued a call for evidence as part of a new research project aimed at improving the scrutiny of activity to tackle gambling harms.
Feb 03, 2020
Specialist licensing and regulatory law firm Woods Whur has hired Julian Skeens as a consultant in its London office.
Jan 15, 2020
A company that operated a former nightclub where a customer died in a fall, has been ordered to pay £24,000 in fines and costs.
Jan 08, 2020
City council implements ‘Martyn’s Law’ on security at public venues, calls on government to introduce legislation
Manchester City Council is to enshrine the principles of ‘Martyn’s Law’, which is intended to improve security at public venues, into its future regulations.
Dec 12, 2019
London borough first in UK to strip pub of gaming machines permit for allowing children to play on them
Redbridge Council is understood to have become the first local authority in the country to strip a pub of its gaming machine licence after it repeatedly failed to stop children playing on them.
Dec 11, 2019
Court of Appeal dismisses appeal by council over bid to include cost of supervising driver conduct in fees for taxi and PHV vehicle licences
The Court of Appeal has dismissed a council’s appeal over whether it acted unlawfully when it resolved to fix the fees for vehicle licences for taxis and private hire vehicles at an amount which included recovery of all or part of the cost of supervising the conduct of drivers licensed to drive such vehicles.