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Scottish Government issue advice to Personal Licence Holders 13th August 2018

The Scottish Government has issued guidance for Personal Licence Holders whose licences are due for renewal this year.

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Pubs still closing at “alarming” rate 12th August 2018

New figures have revealed that the number of pubs closing every week has remained at around 18 per week.

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Welsh MUP Bill receives Royal Assent 12th August 2018

The Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill has received Royal Assent.

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PHE statement of licensing policy guidance published 9th August 2018

Public Health England has published advice for public health teams when reviewing their local statement of licensing policy for alcohol.

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Government to increase animal cruelty maximum sentences 9th August 2018

The Government has confirmed it will increase the maximum sentences for animal cruelty cases.

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Out of town cabbie caught illegally ‘blagging’ twice in one night in Milton Keynes 9th August 2018

A previously convicted private hire driver has been successfully prosecuted after being caught twice in the one night illegally picking up passengers plying for hire in Milton Keynes.

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Government write to local authorities on Inclusive Transport Strategy 6th August 2018

The Government has written to local authorities on their Inclusive Transport Strategy including their plans for improved accessibility in taxis and private hire vehicles.

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DEFRA guidance published 6th August 2018

DEFRA have published its guidance on the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018.

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Licensing appeal fees reduced 2nd August 2018

The fee payable on lodging an appeal under the Licensing Act 2003 has been reduced.

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Licensed driver convicted for failing to take an Assistance Dog in Milton Keynes 1st August 2018

A cab driver has paid the price for driving off rather than pick up his pre-booked fare - a deaf person and her guide dog.

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Licensed driver convicted for failing to take an Assistance Dog 1st August 2018

A cab driver has paid the price for driving off rather than pick up his pre-booked fare - a deaf person and her guide dog.

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Taxi driver caught driving suspended vehicle in Milton Keynes 1st August 2018

A private hire driver has been prosecuted after being caught using his suspended private hire vehicle in Milton Keynes.

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Private hire: scope of fit and proper test 1st August 2018

Hull Crown Court has upheld decisions of East Riding Yorkshire Council to revoke a private hire operator’s and driver’s licence.

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Taxi driver caught illegally plying for hire 30th July 2018

A private hire driver has been prosecuted after being caught picking up a passenger illegally - plying for hire - known as ‘blagging’ - in Milton Keynes.

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Scottish licensing bodies move to ‘crisis planning’ as liquor permit deadline looms 27th July 2018

Reports are that licensing bodies have moved to “crisis planning” over a looming deadline to renew liquor permits in Scotland.

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Planning guidance – Now Includes ‘Agent of Change’ 26th July 2018

The National Planning Policy Framework, issued in July 2018, includes provisions relating to the “Agent of Change” principle.

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Government publish Inclusive Transport Strategy 26th July 2018

The Government have published its Inclusive Transport Strategy including provisions relating to taxi and private hire licensing.

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Peer calls for gambling law reform 25th July 2018

Lord Chadlington said it’s time to act decisively to end children’s exposure to gambling advertising or we risk a future gambling epidemic.

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Crimestoppers launch campaign to raise public awareness of ‘County Lines’ and the exploitation of vulnerable people 23rd July 2018

This campaign aims to raise public awareness about ‘county lines’ and to encourage reporting of concerns to Crimestoppers

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Report on impact of gambling-related harms published 18th July 2018

An approach to understanding the full range of harms gambling can have on society has been published today.

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Taxi driver caught by Council and Police for illegally plying for hire in MK 18th July 2018

A private hire driver has been prosecuted after being caught picking up a passenger illegally - plying for hire - known as ‘blagging’ - in Milton Keynes.

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Scottish Government consults on personal licence renewal fees 18th July 2018

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on whether to introduce a fee for applying to renew a Personal Licence under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

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Uber decision re 'plying for hire' 11th July 2018

In an important decision, the Chief Magistrate Dame Emma Arbuthnot has dismissed a prosecution of a driver using the Uber App, based on an allegation that the App was a form of plying for hire.

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Taxi drivers fined for illegally plying for hire in Milton Keynes 4th July 2018

Investigations by council officers showed that the vehicles were not lawfully pre-booked for these journeys.

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Wyre council successfully defends appeal against decision to revoke following persistent sales to minors 4th July 2018

District Judge finds decision to revoke was a ' valid, proportionate and appropriate response'.

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National Licensing Week 2018 - bigger and better than ever 29th June 2018

National Licensing Week 2018 was bigger and better than ever - A big thank you to everyone who participated in this important initiative.

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Sunderland bar get 5am alcohol licence 29th June 2018

A new Sunderland City centre bar/club has been successful in its application for a 5 am late alcohol licence.

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DDCMS launch consultation on society lotteries reform 29th June 2018

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DDCMS) have today launched a consultation on changes to the amount of money society lotteries can raise for good causes

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Appeal Court upholds revocation of Premises Licence following “modern slavery” review 29th June 2018

Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court, has upheld the decision to revoke a premises licence following allegations of illegal workers.

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Court overturns Uber London ban 27th June 2018

A court has upheld Uber’s appeal against Transport for London’s decision to not renew its operating licence.

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National Licensing Week 2018 25th June 2018

NLW Week returns for the 3rd year running in June 2018 and is the only initiative aimed at raising awareness about the role of licensing across the UK.

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Illegal ice-cream van trader given maximum fine 24th June 2018

Illegal ice-cream van trader given maximum fine & forfeits van.

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Ealing’S LA Confidential Loses its SEV Licence 24th June 2018

A sub-committee on has refused to renew the SEV Licence of LA Confidential, the London Borough’s only remaining lap-dancing club.

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Welsh MUP Bill passed by Welsh Government 22nd June 2018

The Welsh Assembly have passed the Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill.

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Government delay FOTB cut for two years 22nd June 2018

The Government will not implement the cut to FOBT stakes until 2020.

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Wirral Council Successfully Defends decision to revoke a Private Hire Driver & Operator Licence 18th June 2018

Magistrates Court and Crown Court determined that the Appellant and Appellant company were not fit and proper persons to hold their respective taxi licences

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Craven District Taxi drivers told to fit CCTV cameras 13th June 2018

Taxi drivers will have to fit CCTV cameras in their taxis to comply with new regulations being brought in by Craven District Council.

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A taxi driver faces fines and costs after offering to carry a covert customer illegally 13th June 2018

Reading Borough Council licensing officers were carrying out test purchasing during the festival period last year when the offences were committed.

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Home Office to consult on regulations on alcohol consumption at airports 13th June 2018

It has been reported that the Home Office will “imminently” launch a consultation on regulating alcohol consumption at airports.

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A tribute to Peter Stringfellow 7th June 2018

Following the announcement of his death, we recognise his unique role in licensing since 1962.

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Premises licence revoked following immigration visits 6th June 2018

A premises licence for a restaurant in Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex has been revoked by Rother District Council following a review hearing.

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TfL consult on Integrated Impact Assessment for proposals to improving safety in PHVs 6th June 2018

Transport for London are consulting on an Integrated Impact Assessment on its proposals relating to improving safety in PHVs in the capital.

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Commission publishes industry statistics update 6th June 2018

The Gambling Commission has published its six-month update to the gambling industry statistics.

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Four more Private Hire drivers fined for illegally plying for hire in Milton Keynes 6th June 2018

FOUR more cab drivers have been prosecuted after being caught picking up passengers illegally – or ‘blagging’ in Milton Keynes.

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Jeremy Allen Award 2018 – Open for nominations 6th June 2018

Nominations for the 2018 award are invited by no later than 7 September 2018

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TfL successful in defending “substantial” operator fee hike 3rd June 2018

A High Court judge has rejected a legal challenge by private hire vehicle operators over changes introduced by Transport for London to its licensing fees structure.

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The Scottish Government is to hold a consultation on the implementation of MUP by wholesalers on trade sales 3rd June 2018

The Scottish Government is due to consult on technical changes to minimum unit pricing.

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Scotland bans wild animals in travelling circuses 31st May 2018

Scotland has become the first country in the UK to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses.

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Irish Transport Minister to ban rickshaws over safety concerns 31st May 2018

It has been reported that that Irish Transport Minister Shane Ross has proposed a ban on rickshaws following a number of safety concerns.

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LGA calls for taxi licensing reforms 30th May 2018

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the Government to updated taxi licensing to make it fit for the 21st Century.

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TfL win Voice Contact Requirement case 28th May 2018

Transport for London have won a court case on its imposition of a “Voice Contact Requirement” condition on all its private hire operators.

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Parliament debates a ban on the sale of puppies by pet shops & commercial 3rd party dealers 24th May 2018

Parliament has debated a possible ban on the commercial sale of puppies by pet shops and third party dealers.

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Government announce review of Pubs Code 23rd May 2018

The Government has announced that it will undertake a review of the Pubs Code and the Pubs Code Adjudicator.

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TfL licensing enforcement officers to be delegated police powers 23rd May 2018

Transport for London’s licensing compliance officers have been granted new powers by the Met Police to carry out road stops without police presence.

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BBPA Guidance for Russia 2018 21st May 2018

The BBPA has produced guidance for pubs in anticipation of the imminent World Cup.

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Reading Council’s Licensing Team have received a Home Office award 21st May 2018

Reading Council’s Licensing Team have received a Home Office award.

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Government confirms FOBT maximum stake cut from £100 to £2 17th May 2018

The Government has today confirmed it will be reducing the maximum FOBT stake to £2.

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Planning and licensing - The Raynsford Review of Planning 16th May 2018

A comprehensive review of UK planning rules has also commented on the interaction between licensing and planning.

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Government due to announce new alcohol strategy 16th May 2018

The Government has announced plans for a new alcohol strategy.

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Drinkaware Crew expands with first Yorkshire venues 11th May 2018

Drinkaware is launching its successful Drinkaware Crew programme in late night venues in Wakefield city centre this month - making it a first for Yorkshire.

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FOBT review announcement due 11th May 2018

A decision on the maximum stakes for FOBTs is expected next week following further delays.

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Public Health England to review evidence on minimum unit pricing for alcohol 11th May 2018

It’s is reported that PHE has been instructed to review the evidence for MUP in England.

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Premises licence revoked due to a set of immigration breaches 4th May 2018

On 23 April the Sandhurst Tandoori restaurant at 80 High Street, Sandhurst, had their premises licence revoked.

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Draft Order permitting an extension of hours for Royal Wedding approved 3rd May 2018

The Draft Order regarding the proposed extension of licensing hours for the Royal Wedding has been approved by the House of Lords.

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NHS publish statistics on alcohol 3rd May 2018

The NHS has published its 2018 statistical report on alcohol use and misuse by adults and children.

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Three Private Hire drivers fined for illegally plying for hire in Milton Keynes 1st May 2018

Three cab drivers have been prosecuted after being caught picking up passengers illegally – or ‘blagging’ - in Milton Keynes.

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Taxi standards under scrutiny in East Midlands Airport spot checks 1st May 2018

An unlicensed taxi driver had his vehicle seized while another had his licence suspended during spot checks near East Midlands Airport.

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MUP come into force in Scotland 1st May 2018

Minimum Unit Pricing has come into effect in Scotland from today (1 May 2018).

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Uber licence refused in Brighton 1st May 2018

Uber has had its operating licence renewal application turned down by Brighton and Hove Council.

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Institute of Licensing launches Guidance on determining suitability of applicants and licensees in the hackney and private hire trades. 26th April 2018

The IoL has launched guidance to assist local authorities making decisions about the suitability of applicants and licensees in the hackney and private hire trades.

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Government issue revised s.182 guidance 24th April 2018

The Home Office has issued its latest revision of its section 182 statutory guidance.

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Chancellor reportedly blocks cut to FOBT stakes 24th April 2018

It is reported that the Chancellor of the Exchequer has blocked a proposed reduction in FOBT stakes.

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Update on the National Register of taxi/ PHV licence Refusals and Revocations 23rd April 2018

The LGA have provided an update on the National Register of taxi/ PHV licence Refusals and Revocations.

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The Animal Welfare Regulations Published 23rd April 2018

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 have been published.

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Report finds link between availability of alcohol and increased rates of harm 23rd April 2018

Report finds link between availability of alcohol and increased rates of harm.

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School Transport Operator Fined After Council Checks 23rd April 2018

A private hire operator and a driver have been fined in court after Council licensing officers carried out checks on vehicles and drivers fulfilling school contracts.

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ACS calls for tougher penalties on illicit alcohol 18th April 2018

The ACS has called for tougher sanctions and closer collaboration between trading standards and licensing authorities to tackle illicit alcohol and tobacco trade.

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Government campaign to improve safeguards of “county lines” victims 18th April 2018

The Home Office have launched a new campaign to help taxi and private hire vehicle staff identify and safeguard victims of “County Lines”.

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Ruling over Musician Exposure to Noise 13th April 2018

Musician wins case against the Royal Albert Hall for exposure to noise

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High Court considers defence of “consent” in body modification case 13th April 2018

The High Court has handed down a ruling in a case involving a business licensed for tattooing and body piercing but obtained “consent” to perform body modification.

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New ways of contacting the Home Office’s Alcohol & Late Night Refreshment Licensing Team 12th April 2018

The Home Office has announced changes to the way local authorities and responsible authorities can contact its Alcohol & Late Night Refreshment Licensing Team.

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Gambling Commission issue GDPR guidance to operators 12th April 2018

The Gambling Commission has now published an information note regarding the upcoming introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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High Court finds in council’s favour in special treatment licence case 12th April 2018

The High Court has rules in favour of a local authority who appealed a Magistrates’ Court ruling in a case involving special treatment licence offences.

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Calderdale Council fight off Crown Court challenge to Hackney Carriage cap 9th April 2018

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council has successfully defended their policy of capping the number of hackney carriage licences permitted to operate in Halifax at 37.

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‘Pace Yourself Plus' launched ahead of major race meetings 5th April 2018

Drinkaware and The Racecourse Association are launching ‘Pace Yourself Plus', an enhanced version of their successful ‘Pace Yourself' responsible drinking campaign.

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Charity Fund Raising Pub of the Year shortlist announced 5th April 2018

Entries for the inaugural All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group and PubAid "Charity Fund Raising Pub of the Year" have been judged by an expert panel and a shortlist agreed.

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Government publishes Draft Order for the Royal Wedding 3rd April 2018

The Government has published a draft of the Order, which will extend the hours for certain licensable activities during the up and coming royal wedding.

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Scottish Government publish MUP guidance 3rd April 2018

The Scottish Government have published its Final Draft Guidance on the Implementation of Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol.

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Government urged to speed up charity lottery reforms 3rd April 2018

Three national lottery organisations have urged the Government to speed up its proposed lottery reforms.

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Birmingham licensed driver prosecuted for unlawfully plying for hire in Cheltenham 26th March 2018

Private hire driver from Birmingham fined for plying for hire in Cheltenham without a licence.

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Two private hire drivers found guilty of illegally plying for hire in Exeter 26th March 2018

Two private hire vehicle drivers have been found guilty of illegally plying for hire at Exeter Magistrates Court.

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Taxi driver loses licence after illegal passenger pick-up 26th March 2018

A taxi driver has been disqualified from driving for three months after being caught plying for hire by licensing officers.

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Dacorum Borough Council prosecute Uber driver 26th March 2018

Dacorum Council has successfully prosecuted a London private hire driver for unlawfully picking up a fare without a valid booking.

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“18 pubs closing weekly” – CAMRA report 22nd March 2018

A Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) report has found that up to 18 pubs a week are closing its doors.

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Regulator recommends cut in FOBT stake 19th March 2018

The Gambling Commission have recommended that the maximum stake for Fixed Odd Betting Terminals (FOBT) should be £30 or less.

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Uber abandons York licence refusal appeal 19th March 2018

Uber has reportedly abandoned its appeal against York Council’s decision not to renew Uber’s operating licence in the city.

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Licensing enforcement action with Hampshire Constabulary nets offenders 19th March 2018

Licensing officers from Southampton City Council worked with police officers checking the condition of licensed vehicles on city roads.

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Scottish Government consults on licensing changes 19th March 2018

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on procedural matters under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

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Festival Ticket Tout Prosecuted 14th March 2018

A ticket tout operating during last year’s Reading Festival has been prosecuted by Reading Borough Council.

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Government announce tax break to help taxis cabs go green 13th March 2018

The Government has announced a £1,550 tax exemption for electric taxis comes into force this April.

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Report suggests Welsh MUP will “drive down consumption of drinks most associated with harm” 13th March 2018

Research published has indicated that MUP “will drive down consumption of some of the drinks most associated with harmful drinking.”

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Calls for an EMRO in Barrow 13th March 2018

There have been calls for Barrow to become the first in England to adopt an Early Morning Restriction Order (EMRO).

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Minimum unit price for alcohol ‘not a silver bullet’ – AMs 13th March 2018

Welsh Assembly Members have warned that minimum unit price for alcohol in Wales is ‘not a silver bullet’.

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TfL Report on Taxi and Private Hire Reform 13th March 2018

Transport for London has published a report setting out our proposals for resolving cross border hiring.

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Latest gambling participation and perceptions figures released 4th March 2018

The national gambling regulator have released the latest gambling participation and perceptions figures for 2017.

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Extended licensing hours for Royal Wedding confirmed 4th March 2018

The Government has published its response to an earlier consultation to extend licensing hours for the Royal Wedding.

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Council appeals for taxi passengers to come forward after guide dog case 4th March 2018

MKC’s taxi licensing team has renewed its appeal to hear from anyone who feels they may have had a rough deal from a driver because of a disability.

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MUP to be implemented on 1 May 4th March 2018

The Scottish Government has confirmed that a minimum unit price will be implemented in May.

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Call for Evidence – Banning third party sales of pets in England 2nd March 2018

The IoL sets out its position in relation to the the call for evidence and suggestions for either a ban or a licensing system in relation to third party sales of pets.

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Street trader fined for trading without consent 28th February 2018

A street trader in Bolton has been fined for an offence of trading without a licence.

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Revised DPS variation form published 28th February 2018

The Government has published a revised change of DPS form.

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Uber announce driver booking changes 28th February 2018

Uber have announced changes to the way it will be allocating work to its licensed drivers in the future.

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Safeguarding report recommends changes to taxi licensing legislation 28th February 2018

A report investigating the sexual exploitation of vulnerable people in the North East has called on the Government to change licensing rules to improve safeguarding.

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Scottish Government confirm 50p MUP 28th February 2018

The Scottish Government has confirmed that it is to introduce a minimum unit price from May 2018.

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Uber drops English language tests appeal 26th February 2018

Uber has dropped its appeal against Transport for London’s decision to implement an English language test requirement for private hire drivers.

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Number of sex establishment licences fall by a third 26th February 2018

Research undertaken by the BBC has revealed that the number of sex establishment licences have fallen by a third in England.

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Guidance on determining the suitability of applicants and licensees in the hackney carriage and private hire trades - consultation deadline extended 23rd February 2018

The IoL consultation on its draft guidance has been extended until 12 March 2018.

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Report finds “75% of alcohol drunk in Wales consumed by 22% of the population” 22nd February 2018

A report has found that three quarters of all alcohol consumed in Wales is drunk by less than a quarter of the adult population “who are hazardous or harmful drinkers”.

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1 in 3 small music venues at risk according to research 22nd February 2018

New research has suggested that one in three small live music venues face closing due to noise complaints and high business rates.

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Gambling Operator fined for breach of gambling regulations 21st February 2018

William Hill has been fined £6.2 million by the Gambling Commission for breach of anti-money laundering and social responsibility regulations.

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Council revoke personal licence 21st February 2018

A local authority has revoked the personal licence of a man who was issued with a Civil Penalty Notice.

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