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COVID-19 Licensing Issues: IoL Protocol Updated (28 April 2020)
CPNI security advice notes
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Pubs could open ‘sooner than July’
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Police step back from action against restriction Regulations
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: PM: Six people can meet outside under new measures to ease lockdown
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Scotland's route map for moving out of lockdown
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: ‘Al fresco’ pubs and dining to help with recovery
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Interest in online casinos at an all-time high
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: 30,000 pubs and restaurants 'may not reopen after lockdown'
COVID-19 Licensing issues: Prime Minister sets out timeline for retail to reopen in June
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Government announces £50 million boost to support high street recovery
£10m national gambling education and support programme launched in the UK
Pub licence revoked for breach of lockdown rules
‘Sobriety tags’ come into force
Gambling Commission instructs tighter measures to protect consumers during lockdown
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: UKH calls on Government to be #FAIR4Hospitality and support the sector’s roadmap to restart
IoL President comment on taxi sexual attacks news
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee live music report
Wakefield taxi fees case published
DEFRA issue animal licensing advice note
Lucy’s Law: Vets reveal the true cost of puppy and kitten farms (Petfished Campaign)
No-alcohol beer on tap ‘in all Bristol pubs’
Council successfully prosecutes kennel owners
East Devon working closely with Taxi & PH trade to promote the benefits of a healthier lifestyle
Lucy's Law - A briefing note
Institute of Licensing announcement re COVID-19
Hospitality and events industries may lose up to 3.2 million jobs without Government action
Hull bar prosecuted for no licence and forgery
Do not visit your pub – Government
Licensing hearings during the coronavirus crisis
COVID-19 Licensing Issues - Lockdown Regulations published
Banned from selling animals after being caught without a licence
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Priority courts to make sure justice is served
COVID 19 Licensing Issues - College of Policing guide to The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020
COVID-19 Licensing Issues - Closure of Businesses and Venues - Guidance updated to reflect Regulations
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Home Office letter urges collaboration, communication and pragmatism from local authorities
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: IoL Protocol updated to incorporate Minister's letter to Licensing Committee Chairs
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: DfT say Taxi / PH driver licensing remains a matter for licensing authorities
Covid-19 Licensing Issues: Home Office cancel alcohol statistics collection
COVID-19 Licensing Issues. Coronavirus Restrictions: local authority enforcement powers - narrower than you might think
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020: What does this mean for licensees?
Covid19 Licensing Issues: LGA note on approaches to managing licensing during the COVID-19 pandemic
Covid-19 Licensing Issues: How to join telephone and video hearings during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Covid-19 Licensing Issues: Defra amendments to mandatory reporting
COVID-19 Licensing issues: MOTs for cars, vans and motorcycles due from 30 March 2020 to be extended
Remote licensing hearings are lawful
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Scottish Government issues guidance for business on COVID-19 social distancing and closures
COVID-19 Licensing Issues - Guidance and advice for those providing hotel and other accommodation in the UK
COVID-19 Licensing Issues - Taxi and Private Hire Licensing
COVID-19 Licensing issues - Can Hackney carriage and private hire drivers refuse to carry certain passengers through fear of infection?
Further DEFRA guidance published
COVID-19 Licensing Issues - Gambling Commission Postpones Local Authority Returns
COVID-19 Licensing Issues - OPSS Update to Local Authorities in England on business closure enforcement
COVID-19 Licensing Issues – changes to right to work checks
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Restrictions on Movement and Business Closures
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Insurance matters
PASS Card consulting on Digital Proof of Age
“Historic” Birmingham music venue granted premises licence
Driver prosecuted for illegally plying for hire Cheltenham races
Pub hours extended to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day
Calls for licensed hand car washes
MPs call for tax cuts to save their local pubs
DfT questioned on statutory guidance
Gambling firms questioned on safer gambling commitments
New National Pubwatch film: Door Security and Search Procedures
£600,000 fine for illegal dog breeders
New local public health approach to reduce gambling harm in North West
Restaurant licences suspended due to illegal working on premises
Drivers prosecuted for illegally plying for hire
Gambling Commission setup gambling harm working groups
Drinkaware launches refreshed workplace training
Joint Statement regarding Scrap Metal Dealers Association and the National Metal Agency
Licensee ordered to pay over £18,000 for illegally screening Sky Sports
Licensee ordered to pay over £18,000 for illegally screening Sky Sports (1)
“No alcohol strategy” – Home Office confirms
NHS tells betting firms to stop 'vicious gambling cycle'
Institute of Licensing’s Guidance on determining suitability of applicants and licensees in the hackney and private hire trades.
Stormont urged to ban breeders
Essex becomes latest to adopt night-time safety scheme
Taxi driver fined and banned for flouting licensing laws
‘Martyn’s law’ wins government backing
Update on Gambling Commission research actions to support the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms (1)
Drop in licensing FPNs
Licensing appeal fee reduced
New commission on Alcohol Harm
'White Collar Boxing' - Survey and media enquiry
LGA warning over fake alcohol
Taxi enforcement in Milton Keynes
Institute recognised in Minister’s letter to licensing authorities
A private hire vehicle proprietor convicted of fraud
Gambling Commission consults on society lottery reform
LGA warns lives at risk from unlicensed festive lifts
BGC rolls out festive safer gambling campaign
Council first in the UK to strip pub of gaming machines
Taxi driver prosecuted after Trafford Council enforcement operation
DEFRA Taxi and PHV Database - New Burdens Payment Clarification
UK pub sector grows for first time in a decade
IoL Chair wins national award
Wakefield Taxi Fees Case update
Businesses 'raise the bar' at awards ceremony
Taxi driver has licence revoked - decision confirmed by Magistrates' Court
Wakefield taxi fee case back in court
Five drivers prosecuted for illegally plying for hire during races
Is your licensing authority using the NR3 database for taxi and private hire licensing?
Drinkaware relaunches night-time economy safety scheme
Uber's private hire licence will not be renewed by TfL.
Fines for unlicensed cabbie prosecuted by Folkestone and Hythe District Council
And the winner is…. David Lucas (Winner of the Jeremy Allen Award 2019)
Council awarded iESE achievement award for licensing
MUP in Wales confirmed
Betting companies “merely paying lip service to safer gambling”
Spent convictions and 'fit and proper’ test
Edinburgh first to license SEVs
LGA: Taxi reforms urgently needed
Taxi driver appeal dismissed
Gambling Commission update gaming machine ‘available for use’ guidance
“Hundreds” of London minicabs could be working illegally
Councils transforming people affected by alcohol
NatWest to offer help to gambling addicts
2019 Young People and Gambling report
Taxi Driver Guilty of Driving without Private Hire Driver Licence
First fully electric London taxis since 1899
VE Day Anniversay - hours extension planned for pubs
No primary legislation to reform taxi and PH licensing
Petfre to pay £322,000 for money laundering failures
Institute responds to Home Office 'Rebalancing the Licensing Regime' consultation
Significant underage gambling failure rate in pubs
Private hire driver loses licence on hearsay evidence
“Guilty” Plea for Illegal Dog Sales
Court rules Council was right to refuse licence for convicted driver
Non-party licensing costs but requires fairness – High Court
Oldham club stays shut after licence revocation upheld
Taxi enforcement action in MK
Wales MUP regulations laid
Consultation on liquor licensing laws in Northern Ireland
UKHospitality and BBPA launch guidance for tackling under-age gambling in pubs
Research on the impact of Scottish minimum unit pricing released
Taxi law reform and the Queen’s speech
Rossendale man found guilty of driving a taxi without a licence
Licensing: third party costs orders
New technology to detect knives in public places
Driver with "clear pattern of inappropriate behaviour" towards children refused licence
First electric taxi licensed in North West Leicestershire
Autonomous taxis “on streets of London for the first time”
Ten 'Cumulative Impact Zones' and MUP – Brent Council consultation
“Cut alcohol to stave off dementia” – Oxford University
Whitehaven pubs sign up to be Best Bar None
London Nightclub Loses Licence
DfT publish statistical report 'Taxi and private hire vehicle statistics, England: 2019'
Uber London Limited licensing decision
Tackling modern slavery – LGA publication
Lucy's Law confirmed for Scotland
Gambling Commission set to approves self-exclusion system for problem gamblers
Ireland notifies EU of regulation to ban alcohol promotions
Proposed changes to Entertainment Licensing Statistics
Special Treatments: IoL and CIEH joint survey of professionals
Private hire drivers pay the price after being caught in Council sting
North Somerset Council succeed in Crown Court taxi appeal
Private Hire driver caught plying for hire in Milton Keynes
DCMS Committee call for regulation of betting in video games
Ban on new pubs ‘does not help’ tackle alcohol harm
Tattooist licensing – Call for more powers
“Tax alcohol at a higher rate than drink sold in pubs” – SMF
Greater Manchester Common Standards for taxis delayed
Pubs and grassroots sport: the perfect match
No national order for rugby world cup
Government consults on Offensive Weapons Act guidance
Cab drivers count cost of picking up illegal fares in Milton Keynes
Carlsberg UK and Guild of Beer Writers launch sustainability award
Council defeats revocation appeal
Doctors on Wheels Ltd and taxi medicals
EPC publish revised SAG Good Practice Guide
Pubs across the country enter Charity Pub of the Year competition
LGA publish guidance on managing night-time economies
New LGA Councillor Guidance for the Licensing Act 2003
Gambling Commission releases National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms action map
Private Hire driver convicted for failing to take an Assistance Dog in Milton Keynes
Private hire drivers successfully prosecuted for illegally plying for hire in Milton Keynes
CK Cabs driver who lost his taxi licence for 'violent behaviour' fails in bid to get it back
Unlicensed taxi driver fined in Rossendale
Southwark grants 3am premises licence in stress area
Third party sale of puppies and kittens to be banned in Wales
National Lottery games under review
DEFRA issue taxi air quality reporting guidance
Welsh Government publish public transport White Paper report
Court demands unmet demand survey in Halton council taxi appeal case
Updated: Refunds of gambling premises annual fees
Welsh taxi reform delayed
Portugal oppose Welsh MUP plans
Animal Licensing Amendment Regulations
Star directors back new Premises Licence for independent cinema in Camden’s Cumulative Impact Policy area
AVDC successfully prosecutes three drivers for ‘blagging’
Taxi driver appeal dismissed.
Cheltenham’s night-time economy wins national award
Appeal against revocation and transfer of premises licence dismissed
Gambling firms pledge £60m to help problem gamblers
Taxi enforcement action in Milton Keynes
Gambling HoL Select Committee publishes a call for evidence
Private Hire Driver convicted of driving without a Licence
Alcohol licensing rules ‘redrawn for Center Parcs
Gambling addiction clinic to open
New Gambling House of Lords Select Committee set up
National Pubwatch produce two new films
Scottish alcohol sales drop as minimum price kicks in
‘Blagging’ private hire driver stripped of licence
Government response to Lords seaside towns report
Twelve north east councils to combine taxi licensing
Preston Private Hire Operator fined for refusing to take passenger with guide dog
Bogus charity collector jailed
Praise for taxi driver who reported CSE concerns
North West Leicestershire District Council signs up to NR3
Below cost sales guidance updated
High Court Rejects We Love Hackney CCO Application in licensing JR
NI taxis lowest level in 10 years
Defra notice regarding zoos inspections
NITA report on benefits of events
Stone Valley Festival given go ahead
Labour “demands” review of online casino licences
'Night mayor' to be appointed by Glasgow City Council
UK drinkers “get drunk more often than anyone else” according to study
Three Private Hire drivers caught illegally ‘blagging’ in Milton Keynes
Lucy’s Law laid before Parliament
Glasgow City Council reject women only taxi service
“Grey gamblers” fastest growing group of online gamblers
First anniversary of MUP in Scotland
Ice-cream vans banned from some areas of London
“Historic” Birmingham music venue granted premises licence (1)
Dog breeders urged to check licence requirements
DEFRA issue 3rd party sales guidance
Institute response to Commission on Alcohol Harms call for evidence
Institute response to consultation on the regulation of gambling in Northern Ireland
Call for new measures to help improve taxi safety
Ashford taxi prosecutions
Daniel Davies' term as IoL Chairman extended for a further 3 years
Government to consult on further licensing relaxation
MUP in Wales set to come into force
DEFRA reminder to submit data
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020
Scottish Courts and Tribunals buildings - plans to reopen next week
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Scotland’s lockdown begins to ease in Phase 1
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: New and updated Guidance to support the latest lockdown relaxations in England
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Restrictions on Movement and Business Closures UPDATED
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Northern Ireland Economy Minister announces re-opening plan for hotels and other tourist accommodation
LCCP changes on age and identity verification come into effect in May
Surveillance Commissioner responds to DfT consultation
Reading premises licence revocation decision upheld
New NAFN National Register of Taxi and Private Hire Licence Revocations and Refusals (NR3)
Fake taxi driver prosecuted
FOBT stake cut comes into force but bookmakers are accused of bypassing rules
House of Lords Select Committee report published – Regeneration of Seaside Towns and Communities
MPs debate gambling-related harm
Transport Committee takes evidence on taxi law reform
Taxi enforcement action in Milton Keynes (1)
Pub closures showing signs of slowing
Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles Database – Update
Glasgow first council to introduce cap on private hire car licences
Home Office publication: Child exploitation disruption toolkit
Home Office publication: Child exploitation disruption toolkit (1)
IoL responds to DfT consultation on S177 Draft Statutory Guidance
Southway Chicken House fined for breaching licensing rules
Court dismisses Bermondsey Beer Mile Appeal
Home Office confirm no 2019 statistical return
Crown Court confirms council decision to revoke private hire driver's licence
Permission for the Judicial Review of Hackney council’s licensing policy granted
London Assembly call for higher licensing standards in London
Taxi driver prosecuted for refusing to take a passenger’s guide dog
IoL requests views on DfT draft Statutory Guidance for Licensing Authorities - Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing: Protecting Users
Charity set up by industry entrepreneur launches “Pinkspiration” initiative
Group of MPs urge urgent action on taxi and private hire licensing
New gambling ID and age verification rules
LORD CHIEF JUSTICE URGES HEARINGS TO CONTINUE REMOTELY
COVID-19 - Licensing Issues: NPCC and College of Policing: latest frontline policing updates
All UK bars and pubs to shut
COVID-19 Licensing Issues - Regulations to enforce closure of premises
What licence do you need to deliver alcohol?
COVID-19 Licensing issues: Coronavirus Act 2020 now in force and further updates to the Businesses and premises closures guidance updated (26 March)
The Journal of Licensing - available online
New regulations created by Secretary of State for business closure (COVID-19)
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Premises Closures
Lottery proceeds to go up in April
COVID-19 Licensing Issues. Virtual local authority meetings: Coronavirus Bill amended, ruling out uncertainty
COVID-19 - Further businesses and premises to close as PM instructs Britain: 'you must stay at home'
COVID-19 Licensing issues: Businesses and premises closures: guidance updated (25 March)
VE and VJ Day extensions shelved in light of COVID-19 restrictions (1)
Future of transport regulatory review: DfT call for evidence
COVID-19 Licensing issues: Taxis and PHVs – DfT advice
IoL Protocol for licence applications & hearings under the Licensing Act 2003 during the COVID-19 pandemic
Covid19 Licensing Issues – Remote hearing Regulations published
COVID-19 Licensing issues: MHCLG letter to local authorities: Regulations aim to give local authorities flexibility to meet challenges while maintiaining front line services
COVID-19 Licensing Issues - NPCC / College of Policing Brief on The Coronavirus Act and Regulations
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: CFSG advice for animal related businesses and local authorities
Bill to introduce licensing of pedicabs
COVID-10 Licensing Issues - IoL Protocol updated (20 April 2020)
COVID-19: Letter from the Local Government Minister to councils setting out further details of additional funding
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Dft advise licensing authorities to consider ways to support the taxi and private hire trade
Government urges gambling industry to tackle risks of problem gambling during coronavirus outbreak
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Amendments to the Coronavirus, Restrictions Regulations published
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: NTIA to challenge Insurers for failure to honour business interruption policies
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Lifting the lock-down and why we must get this right
The Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group launches its Review of the Gambling Act 2005
Committee launches inquiry on problem gambling
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: UK Hospitality say 1m hospitality jobs at risk without reopening plan
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: New measures to protect companies from aggressive rent collection and closure
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: The Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Meetings) (Wales) Regulations 2020 published
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Revised coronavirus rules for Wales unveiled
Black Cab group fail in JR over Uber decision
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Taxi drivers face 'financial ruin' without government help – MP
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Pubs ‘to open last’ in UK lockdown
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: The Department of Health letter to employers re coronavirus testing for essential workers
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Looking beyond lockdown in Scotland and Wales
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Call for evidence - Impact of Covid-19 on cultural sector
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Gambling Commission boosts gambling harm treatment services during Covid-19
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Mayor launches new fund to support London’s at risk culture
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Restrictions on Movement and Business Closures (Updated)
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Late night levy in lockdown
The Secretary of State has appointed four new Commissioners to the Gambling Commission.
Pubs Code Adjudicator has reported on its support for Tied Pub Tenants in relation to COVID-19
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: 'Closing certain businesses and venues in England' guidelines updated
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: DfT Taxi and PHV data collection survey postponed
Pub served prohibition notice for "hiding customers in cupboards"
Travelling Funfairs (Licensing) (Scotland) Bill
Uber launches Real Time ID Check for drivers in the UK
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: NPHTA and PHTM campaign in favour of protective screens in licensed PHVs and taxis
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: £14 million financial support for England’s zoos and aquariums
IoL member survey to gather views on the APBGG Reivew of the Gambling Act
Prohibition order for Ibstock pub after drinkers found in cellar
COVID-19 Licensing issues: PM announces first stage of lockdown relaxation in COVID-19 'conditional plan'
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Industry bodies respond to PM announcments on lockdown modifications and relaxation plan
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Government publishes Recovery Strategy
COVID-19 Licensing Issues:- Covid’s Metamorphoses: The Future of the Social Economy
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Further amendment to lockdown regulations
Government remains committed to taxi guidance
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Thousands of pubs could permanently close
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Government funds study into how pubs could open
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Covid 19 and its impact on gambling
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Updated DfT Taxis and PHV guidance
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Government Taskforces to look at re-opening guidelines for closed businesses
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