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Business and Planning Bill: Update (30 June)
Covid19 - Selected sporting events, TV and film exempt from quarantine
Covid19 – Pubs reopening guidance
The re-opening of pubs, bars and restaurants (etc) on 4 July 2020 by Gary Grant and Charles Holland, Barristers of Francis Taylor Building
Government advice on track and trace data collection
£1.57 billion rescue package for arts, culture and heritage industries announced
Gambling APPG’s publish gambling harm report
COVID-19: NEXSTART Business and Planning Bill
COVID-19: NEXSTART advice note on Group Size, Gatherings and Covid-19 Safe Capacity
Lucy’s Law: Vets reveal the true cost of puppy and kitten farms (Petfished Campaign)
Council successfully prosecutes kennel owners
East Devon working closely with Taxi & PH trade to promote the benefits of a healthier lifestyle
Institute of Licensing announcement re COVID-19
Hull bar prosecuted for no licence and forgery
Do not visit your pub – Government
Hospitality and events industries may lose up to 3.2 million jobs without Government action
Licensing hearings during the coronavirus crisis
Lucy's Law - A briefing note
Pubs ‘vow’ to adhere to social distancing rules
FSA campaign to help food sector adapt to the new normal
London taxi initiate legal action challenging London’s “streetspace” road restrictions
COVID-19: outdoor events guidance by the LGA
Casinos can reopen from 15 August alongside other easements, while stronger enforcement measures announced
Guidance updates to accompany relaxations
Hospitality sector must commit to customer tracing schemes
Mayor calls for ‘urgent’ support to protect businesses through COVID19
Tax conditionality – draft primary legislation
Welsh Government consults on proposals for a ban on third party sales of puppies and kittens in Wales
PASS Card consulting on Digital Proof of Age
“Historic” Birmingham music venue granted premises licence
Pub hours extended to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day
Driver prosecuted for illegally plying for hire Cheltenham races
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
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 (1)
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
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
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
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)
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
Gambling Commission update gaming machine ‘available for use’ guidance
Councils transforming people affected by alcohol
NatWest to offer help to gambling addicts
2019 Young People and Gambling report
First fully electric London taxis since 1899
VE Day Anniversay - hours extension planned for pubs
Taxi Driver Guilty of Driving without Private Hire Driver Licence
Petfre to pay £322,000 for money laundering failures
Institute responds to Home Office 'Rebalancing the Licensing Regime' consultation
Private hire driver loses licence on hearsay evidence
Significant underage gambling failure rate in pubs
“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
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
Special Treatments: IoL and CIEH joint survey of professionals
Proposed changes to Entertainment Licensing Statistics
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
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
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
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
NI taxis lowest level in 10 years
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
Ice-cream vans banned from some areas of London
DEFRA reminder to submit data
MUP in Wales set to come into force
Government to consult on further licensing relaxation
Daniel Davies' term as IoL Chairman extended for a further 3 years
Ashford taxi prosecutions
Call for new measures to help improve taxi safety
Institute response to consultation on the regulation of gambling in Northern Ireland
Institute response to Commission on Alcohol Harms call for evidence
DEFRA issue 3rd party sales guidance
Dog breeders urged to check licence requirements
“Historic” Birmingham music venue granted premises licence (1)
High Court Rejects We Love Hackney CCO Application in licensing JR
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
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee live music report
Wakefield taxi fees case published
DEFRA issue animal licensing advice note
IoL President comment on taxi sexual attacks news
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: Home Office cancel alcohol statistics collection
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: DfT say Taxi / PH driver licensing remains a matter for licensing authorities
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 - 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?
COVID-19 Licensing Issues - Lockdown Regulations 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
Further DEFRA guidance published
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
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: IoL Protocol Updated (28 April 2020)
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
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: 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
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: 30,000 pubs and restaurants 'may not reopen after lockdown'
£10m national gambling education and support programme launched in the UK
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Pubs could open ‘sooner than July’
£100 million rescue package for England’s zoos and aquariums
Mandatory MOT testing to be reintroduced from 1 August
IoF Covid19 fundraising guidance
Local lockdown measures for Leicester
COVID-19 Guidance for using council buildings (remote meetings should continue)
Live Music Stars in Plea for Government Help
Pubs, cafes and restaurants to re-open outdoors in Wales
ICO guidance to businesses collecting personal data for contact tracing
Safer taxi journeys set to be approved in Cheltenham
Relaxed social distancing in Scottish pubs
Hospitality and Leisure guidance on test and trace records published
More funding for councils announced
NEXTSTART Advice note on Gambling
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020
An open letter to the pub sector to support safe trading practices
COVID-19: Face coverings to become mandatory on public transport
More face-to-face hearings as courts reopen
Government responds to the DCMS Select Committee Report and launches call for evidence into loot boxes
Pubs call for clarity over reopening plans
Preston Private Hire Operator fined for refusing to take passenger with guide dog
Taxi enforcement action in Milton Keynes
Doctors on Wheels Ltd and taxi medicals
No primary legislation to reform taxi and PH licensing
“Hundreds” of London minicabs could be working illegally
Taxi driver appeal dismissed
Wakefield taxi fee case back in court
Licensing appeal fee reduced
Drivers prosecuted for illegally plying for hire
MHCLG letter to councils on street trading relaxation
New company aims to save UK high streets
Compliance with licence conditions – Advice Note
More licensed premises can re-open from July
COVID-19 - New business guidance to support latest lockdown relaxations in England
New Guidance– ‘Staying alert and safe (social distancing).
COVID- 19 - Re-opening of businesses and venues from 4 July
Al Fresco eating and drinking under the Business and Planning Bill 2020: the licensing aspects
New government guidance to support  reopening of tourism and visitor attractions on July 4
Draft guidance to support Business and Planning Bill
COVID- 19 - Business and Planning Bill
COVID-19: Northern Ireland Executive brings forward timetable of indicative recovery dates
COVID- 19 - Scotland publish next phase of relaxation
Met sets out policing approach ahead of new Covid-19 restrictions (1)
Coronavirus ‘firebreak’ to be introduced in Wales
The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 3) (Wales) Regulations 2020
Glasgow restaurant wins court fight to stay open
The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Additional Temporary Measures) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2020
Greater Manchester consult on proposed Greater Manchester Minimum Licensing Standards (MLS) for taxis and private hire vehicles
COVID-19 - IoL Announcment
Lancashire move to very high alert level
Local COVID alert level update for South Yorkshire
The 3-Tier Covid Regulations: Impact on Licensed Premises
Greater Manchester move to very high alert level
Coventry, Slough and Stoke-on-Trent to move to local COVID alert level - high
Local COVID alert level update for Greater Manchester
Industry action against hospitality restrictions in Scotland
A 5-tier lockdown system for Scotland
Warrington moves to ‘very high’ COVID alert level
Non conviction refusal – driver’s appeal dismissed
Third Party Sales of Puppies and Kittens in Wales
NEXSTART commentary: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020
Hockley venue’s licence suspended for breaching Covid rules
Scottish Government support for nightclubs and soft play
Greater Manchester threaten legal action over restrictions
Working safely during coronavirus – Updated guidance
“Gambling addict” children treated at first NHS clinic for children
City nightclub licence suspended for breaching Covid rules
Nottinghamshire to move to ‘very high’ local COVID alert level
Areas to move Local COVID alert level 'high'
G-A-Y curfew legal challenge refused
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19Alert Level) (Medium, High and Very High)(England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020
West Yorkshire moves to ‘very high’ alert level
Carlisle to move to local COVID alert level ‘high’
Industry reactions to Lockdown 2.0 'nightmare before Christmas'
Taxi driver fined for driving illegally in North West Leicestershire
DfT urge licensing authorities to adopt NR3
Further DfT guidance and advice on taxi & PHV face covering requirements
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020
THE LOCKDOWN 2 REGULATIONS
New national Covid measures for Wales: post-firebreak measures have been published
LGA calls for a clear lockdown exit strategy
Support for Scotland’s taxi and private hire drivers
Northern Ireland Executive support further financial assistance scheme for taxi drivers
COVID-19: NEXTSTART guidance on pavement licences
COVID-19: Northern Ireland Executive confirms changes to Covid-19 regulations
COVID-19: Business Secretary launches working groups to help unleash Britain's growth potential
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: PM: Six people can meet outside under new measures to ease lockdown
CPNI security advice notes
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Police step back from action against restriction Regulations
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
COVID19 Licensing Issues: LGA guidance on use of screens in PHVs and taxis
COVID-19: BEIS Committee calls for evidence on Post-Pandemic Economic Growth
COVID-19: The outdoor café campaign, by Philip Kolvin
COVID-19: Study to investigate COVID-19 impact on gamblers
COVID19 Licensing Issues: Guidance on off-sales and compliance with restriction regulations
Air Quality Strategy to Reduce Coronavirus infection - APPG
COVID-19 Business Closures - Guidance updated 5 June
Nail bars, salons and some outdoor venues to reopen in Leicester
More targeted action in local areas to curb the spread of coronavirus
Timeline set out for lifting temporary restrictions in Aberdeen
Guildford taxi driver has licence revoked - Crown Court dismisses appeal
NEXSTART Gaming machines in licensed bingo premises and AGCs
NEXSTART Group J Gaming Machines and Pool Tables
Tougher fines ahead of Bank Holiday to crack down on illegal gatherings
Nightclub & Venue Reopening Strategy published
Licensing – a statutory function which cannot be ignored
New powers to protect from community transmission in Scotland
The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions on Holding of Gatherings and Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020
Restrictions lifted in parts of Greater Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Emergency funding to support Scottish culture and heritage
Tougher fines introduced to prevent unlicensed music events in Wales
Urgent action needed to improve safety of cosmetic treatments, say CIEH and IoL
NEXSTART gambling notes issued (1)
Online safeguarding sessions prove popular with Mendip’s taxi drivers
Expired driving licences automatically extended by 11 months
SIA consultation on top-up training for door supervisors
PH licence for police officer who abducted a schoolgirl
Stronger measures brought in to tackle virus in Bolton
Local lockdown restrictions imposed to control Caerphilly outbreak
England’s lockdown rules to tighten from 14 September 2020
Venues required by law to record contact details
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Phase 3: Scotland's route map update
‘Confusion’ over COVID-19 marshal plan
Closing certain businesses and venues in Leicester
Local restrictions in Bolton
COVID-19 Licensing issues - DfT letter to licensing authorities
Wales introduce further constraints on meeting socially and compulsory face coverings to help prevent new coronavirus crisis
Review of the Gambling Act 2005 - IoL member survey
Strengthening lockdown restrictions in Scotland
Supreme Court backs policyholders in lockdown insurance dispute
Night Time Economy APPG issue Call for Evidence on the impact of Covid-19
APPG request for local authority evidence re COVID impact on nightlife
Scotland impose movement restrictions on certain English areas
Government guidance impose local restrictions
Six pubs close per week during coronavirus pandemic
PM said England on track to lift all Covid restrictions by June 21
Big events without masks are no riskier than shopping
Uber seek High Court endorsement of its approach
Gambling Commission publish updated GLA
CIEH - 2020/21 Noise Survey
House of Lords COVID-19 Committee launches inquiry on the impact of the pandemic on towns and cities.
IoL join CIEH to demand regulation for cosmetic treatments
Government launch action plan for animal welfare
Councils suspending meetings and delegating decisions in online meetings fallout
Government postpone face-to-face right to work checks
Company given substantial fine for unlawful mobile home
Wales will move into alert level 2 on 17 May
"Significant" easing of restrictions across most of Scotland
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps and Other Provisions) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
Street traders lose legal challenge over “innovative product” street trading policy
A tenth of Britain's restaurants lost during pandemic
Tax Conditionality update from HMRC
Local lockdowns not ruled out -
Scotland impose higher local restrictions for certain areas
Two people charged for private hire vehicle fraud by Council thanks to public reports
LINK 10 - now available online
House of Commons Briefing paper - Betting shops: licensing and planning issues
Scotland - £104 million tourism and hospitality lifeline
Northern Ireland Executive statement on Christmas arrangements
Two hundred independent cinemas supported through the Culture Recovery Fund this Christmas
NEXSTART Q&As - the All Tiers Regulations (England) and guidance (17 December)
New Local Authority Covid Enforcement Powers by Gary Grant
Early review of Tiers in England
LGA responds to Tier 4 announcement
£830 million funding boost for high streets
Government Response to the House of Lords Gambling Industry Committee Report: Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry
Review of Local Restriction Tiers by Area
Scotland enter full lockdown from tomorrow
Economic Affairs Committee report on Finance Bill
England move to Tier 5 national lockdown
Message from the Lord Chief Justice: latest COVID-19 restrictions
Northern Ireland Executive: Statement on additional restrictions
Prime Minister announces national lockdown
£4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses and protect jobs
Met announces stricter Covid enforcement approach
NPCC / College of Policing Brief on the national lockdown regulations and enforcement
Lockdown III: The Impact on Businesses
Northern Ireland’s liquor licensing reform passed by Stormont
Red tape cut to allow campsites to remain open all summer
Licensee ordered to pay over £18,000 for illegally screening Sky Sports
NHS tells betting firms to stop 'vicious gambling cycle'
BGC rolls out festive safer gambling campaign
Council awarded iESE achievement award for licensing
UKHospitality and BBPA launch guidance for tackling under-age gambling in pubs
Defra notice regarding zoos inspections
Bedford confirmed as first town in UK to trial Uber ‘Local Cab’ initiative
Institute of Licensing response to Home Office consultation re the proposed Protect Duty
The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 30) Regulations 2021
County Lines drug gang jailed
Guidance for local authorities on remote meetings following High Court judgment
Lockdown easing paused in Scotland
No-alcohol beer on tap ‘in all Bristol pubs’
“No alcohol strategy” – Home Office confirms
Ireland notifies EU of regulation to ban alcohol promotions
First anniversary of MUP in Scotland
Oxfordshire planning outdoor smoking ban
Quarter of restaurants, pubs and bars remain closed
Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill
‘Lost summer’ for music festivals
Major change to NI gambling laws
Met sets out policing approach ahead of new Covid-19 restrictions
Local COVID-19 alert level update: 15 October 2020
Liverpool City Region to move into 'very high' local COVID Alert Level following rise in coronavirus infections
Wales to introduce travel restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland's route map and regulatory review
COVID restrictions tighten in Northern Ireland
NEXSTART Q&As on Coronavirus Regulations and Compliance
Licence extensions for home dog boarders – LA's discretion
COVID-19 – 2nd National lockdown for England
Rishi Sunak to extend furlough scheme to end of March
End of Welsh “firebreak” from today & next steps
Pubs and restaurants granted ‘automatic’ permission for takeaway food and alcohol until 2022
Boost for restaurants, pubs and cafes as Jenrick extends takeaway services
Northern Ireland reopening - Statement on Executive decisions
Local Restrictions Support Grant - Guidance for nightclubs, dance halls or adult entertainment businesses on eligibility
Businesses in England to receive £2.2 billion to see them through national restrictions
Alcohol sale ban considered in new tier system
£10k fines for gatherings temporary halted by police
Level 4 lockdown to be imposed in 11 Scottish council areas
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for taxis and PHVs
New DBS filtering rules from 28th November
Draft Finance Bill 2020-21 – IoL Response
Covid-19: Strengthened tier system for England and special Christmas measures expected
Northern Ireland Executive agrees two-week circuit breaker
New enforcement powers for local authorities from 2 December
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions)(England) (No. 4) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020
COVID-19 Winter Plan
UK-wide Christmas arrangements agreed by the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations
Government announce England’s new Covid Tiers
Government publication: Transmission risk in the hospitality sector
At least 50k English sites to be shut or unviable next week
Government guidance for the Christmas Period
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Local Authority Enforcement Powers and Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020
New Parliamentary report highlights devastating impact of pandemic on UK’s coastal regions
£340m support for Welsh businesses as new coronavirus rules announced
Guidance on the new tiers has now been published
DfT Update: Tiering and Christmas Travel Announcement
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 (1)
New amendments to Obligation of Undertakings Regulations - Consolidated
R v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and Secretary of State for Education ex parte Dolan and Others. [2020] EWCA Civ 1605
The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions and Functions of Local Authorities) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2020
Challenge to coronavirus self-isolation restrictions dismissed
Guidance: Additional COVID-19 local authority enforcement powers
Government announces pilot events to pave way for larger audiences at sport, theatre and gigs this summer
COVID-19 restriction relaxations in Wales brought forward
High Court Hears Challenge to Birmingham Street Trading Policy
Restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services guidance updated
A letter from our Chairman
The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Functions of Local Authorities etc.) (Wales) Regulations 2020, as amended
Scottish Government faces legal action over Covid restrictions
Rescued cats and dogs will not return to irresponsible owners
PM confirms reopening of indoor hospitality from 17 May
DSO and LLG to seek court declaration on ability to hold remote meetings
LINK Edition 9 published
Taxi licence applicant fined after failing to disclose previous driving convictions
Almost a third of prosecutions under Coronavirus legislation dropped
Pub owner loses licence after multiple breaches of coronavirus rules
Delivering Local Authority Regulatory Services over Winter 2021 – MHCLG
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2021
Rapid tests could help reopen nightclubs, PM suggests
Government looking to change law to make hybrid council meetings permanent
Ministers reject demands to end lockdown by May
SIA licences – changes to training requirements
Alcohol sales and consumption in Scotland during the early stages of the COVID-19
ENTE APPG Report on Covid 19 Impact on UK Nightlife
NI lockdown extended until 1 April
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
Liverpool Council to remove its Cumulative Impact Policy Areas
Licence suspension for London venue paid to break lockdown
‘Lucy’s Law’ to become law in Scotland
Preston Gym closed following coronavirus breaches
Suitable qualified officers - Updated Defra Procedural Guidance
More councils removing Cumulative Impact Zones in Covid response
English pubs ‘still waiting for grants’
High Court Quashes the Mayor of London's Streetspace Plan and TfL’s Bishopsgate Traffic Management Order
Gambling Commission opens consultation on high value 'VIP' customers
Supermarkets face coronavirus inspections by local authorities
Lockdown Regulations were not ultra vires - Court of Appeal
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 3) and (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
Scotland: Coronavirus tourism and hospitality sector guidance
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) Regulations 2020: Enforcement advice for local authorities
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19 Alert Level) (Very High) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19 Alert Level) (Medium, High and Very High) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
Casa Cruz - Decision published - Updated with full decision notice
The Office: District Judge rules on Covid-19 Summary Review
Government announces allocation of £100 million to support recovery of leisure centres
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps and Local Authority Enforcement Powers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
MHCLG to support virtual meetings legal action
TfL given permission for appeal in Streetspace ruling
Wiltshire pub's new chalet 'breaks Covid rules'
Five casinos fined for social responsibility failings
Closing certain businesses and venues in England guidance updated
Reopening businesses and venues in England guidance updated
Common standards for taxi and private hire licensing around Gloucestershire
Pubs and cafes to open outdoors from 30 April in NI
The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 20) Regulations 2021
£50,000 in financial penalties for unlicensed dog and cat breeders (1)
Robert Jenrick MP letter to councils to reopening outdoor hospitality safely
COVID-19 enforcement powers for local authorities guidance updated
Festival Republic joins Government pilot programme with a live gig to trial the safe return of fans
Events Research Programme Guidance published
Accelerated easing of restrictions in Scotland
Outdoor hospitality given go-ahead to reopen and rules on mixing outdoors relaxed in Wales
Scotland: Moving to Level 3
BRIT Awards to go ahead with live audience
Coronavirus updated guidance for local government
Government announce end of remote right to work checks
DfT offer facemasks to Local Transport Authorities and transport operators
Wales prepares for indoor hospitality reopening from 17 May
Lockdown fines should be reviewed, say MPs
We’re on track to lift all Covid restrictions by June 21 - PM
UK arts figures call for Covid certificates to revive industry
High Court dismisses virtual meeting application
DfT sets date for taxi guidance implementation
Minister letter following remote hearing judgment
Can remote licensing hearings continue?
Euro Guide 2021 published
Pleasant Lands – a Report Promising a Solution to ‘Draconian, Pointless’ Hemp Legislation
Remote meetings High Court judgment - letter to council leaders
Three seriously injured in Edinburgh rickshaw crash
Cost of implementing new DfT statutory guidance
Court to hear JR over grant of operator’s licence for FREENOW ride-hailing app
Indoor hospitality legal challenge fails
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
Re-opening: Shops re-open on Monday, while pubs seek clarity and zoo announcements expected
COVID19 Licensing Issues: Opening up outside spaces for licensed premises
Guide Dogs Coronavirus Guidance for Taxi and Minicab Drivers
Business Secretary: 4th July earliest date for re-opening of pubs and bars
Boris Johnson: outdoor attractions and zoos can re-open from Monday 15 June alongside shops
Appeals – Concerns registered over long delays on licensing hearings
Scotland’s tourism industry may re-open from 15 July
Scottish Tourism Alliance responds to announcement that sector can reopen on 15th July
Government launches review into 2m social distancing rule
Further easing of lockdown restrictions
New rules on face coverings come into force today
Partnership working has never been more important by Dan Davies
Hospitality & Tourism APPG publishes report into effects of COVID-19 on sectors
UKH calls on Government to confirm hospitality reopening date
Closing certain businesses and venues in England – Guidance updated
Increased Covid19 testing of taxi drivers
DfT statement on face coverings in taxis
Gambling Commission Covid19 guidance for operators
Toilets and compliance with the Health Protection Regulations – NEXSTART Advice Note
Scotland moves to Phase 2 in COVID-19 recovery route map
Scotland - tourism and hospitality sector guidance published
CPNI publishes Physical Distancing Guidance
Code of practice for the commercial property sector
Update on Business and Planning Bill
Outdoor theatres, gyms and pools to re-open
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) England Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020 No. 684) and associated guidance
NEXSTART advice note on Business & Planning Bill
Beauty salons set to reopen for some services next week under new government guidelines
Gov.uk updates: Outdoor theatres, gyms and pools to re-open
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
Further easing of lockdown in Wales
Pub has licence revoked for noise and COVID-19 lockdown breach
Scotland’s hairdressers and barbers to re-open
New planning rules to protect cultural heritage
Select Committee publish report on Gambling Harm
NEXSTART FAQs published
Review of restaurant licence for flouting lockdown rules
Business and Planning Bill: Update (1)
Bristol set to remove all Cumulative Impact Policies
Business & Planning Bill: 11pm deadline on off-sales
Planning update on cultural venues and holiday parks - Written Ministerial Statement
Public Accounts Committee report on gambling
Scotland: Planning for re-opening schools safely
Northern Ireland: proposals to reform liquor licensing laws
COVID-19 Latest relaxations: Theatres and indoor performances to resume in England from 1 August
PM on latest relaxations as Government ‘hopes for the best but plans for the worst'
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020
Licensing of outdoor drinking and dining – LGA Guidance
Government issue guidance on local authority powers to impose restrictions
NEXSTART on Coronavirus Regulations No3 on Local Restriction Directions
‘Nightingale Courts’ established to help tackle the impact of Covid-19 on the justice system
Business events and conferences given go ahead to resume from 1 October
Government plans to ensure pubs, restaurants and cafes offer both smoking and non-smoking outdoor options
CGA and UKHospitality set out the industry’s road to recovery
Government announces national standards for taxi and private hire vehicle passengers in England and Wales
NEXSTART guidance on pavement licence conditions
Business and Planning Bill Update
Business & Planning Act 2020
Pavement licences guidance
Guidance for temporary alcohol licensing provisions
Petition to ban puppy import and strengthen Lucy’s Law
Vets and celebrities lead public warnings against ‘cruel and opportunist’ lockdown pet sellers
Dance Music Artists and Industry Make Urgent Plea to Government to Support UK’s World Leading Dance Music & Events Sector
Scottish Government criticised after re-imposing ban on gaming machines in betting shops
Face coverings Regulations published
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020
Coronavirus restrictions relaxed further in Wales
Small music venues in England get £2.2m emergency government funding
“Close the criminal cabbies loophole” – IoL referenced
£10 million funding package for Scotland’s events sector
Scotland – Re-opening Phase 3 continues with further indicative dates
Scotland: events sector guidance published
Local lockdown restrictions for North West England, while Luton will be relaxed
Government reverse re-opening plans for certain premises
Pubs and restaurants in Wales reopen indoors
Lockdown 'reverse gear' warning for Scottish pubs
Guide Dogs and RNIB - Letter to Local Authority Licensing
Pubs ‘may need to shut’ to allow schools to reopen
The Rules for Independence Day and Beyond - Issue 3, 31 July 2020
Coronavirus: £100m Zoo Animals Fund opens for applications
Closing certain businesses and venues in England - Guidance updated 3 August 2020
Local lockdowns reach Scotland as Aberdeen restrictions are imposed
Launch of Planning for the future consultation to reform the planning system
Entertainment industry calls for more support
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
LGA calls for tougher licensing powers “to crack down” on COVID-19 safety breaches
Football alcohol might be lifted
DPTAC position on taxis and private hire vehicles
IoL response to Wales' proposed ban on third party sales of puppies and kittens
Restrictions on household gatherings to continue in parts of North West, West Yorkshire, East Lancashire and Leicester
Updated: Closing certain businesses and venues in England
Updates to Guidance ‘Closing certain businesses and venues in England’
COVID-19 - Changes agreed to local restrictions across England
Northern Ireland announces Localised restrictions in response to Covid-19 increases
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No.2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020
NexStart Rule of 6 Explanatory Note: Updated
Rule of six comes into effect to tackle coronavirus
THE “RULE OF 6” CORONAVIRUS REGULATIONS
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Collection of Contact Details etc and Related Requirements) Regulations 2020
Rhondda Cynon Taf to go into lockdown
COVID Marshals 'unlikely' in England, councils say
Peers call on Jenrick to explain opposition to smoke-free zones
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Obligations of Hospitality Undertakings) (England) Regulations 2020
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (North East of England) Regulations 2020
Restrictions for more areas in north west, West Yorkshire and midlands to tackle rising infection rates
Updated COVID Working Safely Guidance (restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services)
IoL Patron Philip Kolvin QC joins 11KBW
PM announce new curbs on pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality venues
“Downing Street to spearhead gambling reforms”
Sefton MBC appeal to the Crown Court over Magistrates' decision to grant convicted abductor's taxi driver licence
Coronavirus (COVID-19): What has changed (UK Wide) – 22 September
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place and on Public Transport) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place and on Public Transport) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020
Latest Lockdown Regulations: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2020 have been published
The 24 September Coronavirus Restrictions
The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulations 2020
Consolidated version of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020
The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020
NHS COVID-19 app launches across England and Wales
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020
Uber successful in London Operating Appeal
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Obligations of Undertakings) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
New legal duty to self-isolate comes into force today
Restrictions for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds as coronavirus cases increase
COVID-19 Further restrictions for parts of the North East
Consolidated version of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Obligations of...Undertakings) (England) Regulations 2020
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Obligations of Undertakings) (England) Regulations 2020
Mandatory decibel limits in hospitality venues
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (North of England, North East and North West of England and Obligations of Undertakings (England) etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
Festival and outdoor events – LGA advice note
Local lockdown measures for Derry City and Strabane District as infection rates continue to rise
Further restrictions confirmed in parts of the North East and North West in response to rising infection rates
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (North of England and North East and North West of England etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
IoL Chairman on the impact of coronavirus
TfL refuse Ola’s London operating licence
Legal challenge to Government’s 10pm hospitality curfew
Prime Minister announces new local COVID Alert Levels
Discount awarded to licensed premises
Gambling Commission new rules to stamp out irresponsible ‘VIP customer’ practices
Police and councils to get £30m to help enforce new coronavirus regulations
Pubs and restaurants in central Scotland to close
Private Hire driver convicted for failing to take a guide dog in Milton Keynes
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19 Alert Level) (Very High) (England) Regulations 2020 & Accompanying Guidance
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19 Alert Level) (High) (England) Regulations 2020 & Accompanying Guidance
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19 Alert Level) (Medium) (England) Regulations 2020 & Accompanying Guidance
Local Restrictions Guidance
Review of the Gambling Act 2005
NEXSTART Q&As on Coronavirus Tiers Regulations and Compliance
Hospitality’s confidence shattered after year of COVID-19
Summary reviews following COVID breaches - interim steps appeals dismissed
Monkeys could be banned as pets – Government
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
Coronavirus Control Plan - Alert Levels in Wales
Changes to Coronavirus levels in Scotland
Cabinet Office on Gov.uk forms
Conditionality & tax registration checks – update
England - COVID-19 Tier changes from 19 December announced
COVID-19 Christmas Guidance updated
Chancellor extends furlough and loan schemes
Taxi and private hire vehicle statistics, England: 2020
Higher-level restrictions to come into force in Wales  to control coronavirus
THE TIER 4 REGULATIONS: IMPACT ON BUSINESSES
Prime Minister announces Tier 4: 'Stay At Home' Alert Level in response to new COVID variant
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers and Obligations of Undertakings) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) Regulations 2020
Scotland: New guidance issued for the festive period
UPDATE: Cabinet Office on Gov.uk forms
£800 house party fines to be introduced in England
‘Councillors could be disenfranchised without remote meetings’ – LGC
Nearly 6,000 licensed premises lost in Britain’s year of lockdowns
Prime Minister urged to engage with the hospitality sector following petition seeking Minister for Hospitality
Premises Licence revoked following COVID breach
Covid-19: Fines increase during third national lockdown
Guide to the availability of live links in magistrates’
London venue paid to break lockdown rules for celebrity birthday party
Peabody Trust -v- Offomah
Proposals for changes to Gambling Commission fees
Popular TOWIE hangout in east London stripped of its licence for flouting licensing conditions
England might not return to regional restrictions
Alcohol deaths hit record high during Covid
Uber BV and others (Appellants) v Aslam and others
Government's roadmap out of lockdown in England
High Court grants permission to challenge Birmingham street trading policy
Scotland unveils 'cautious' route out of lockdown
Administrative Court overturn conviction for refusing to provide name and address in relation to suspected breach of Coronavirus Regulations
Al fresco dining set to return across Westminster to help struggling businesses
Local taxi driver loses licence after inappropriate contact with woman
Government sets out plans to protect public places from terrorist attacks
Guidance: Reopening businesses and venues in England
Institute appoints John Garforth as Vice Chair
NI lockdown exit plan
Cancellation of 20/21 alcohol and late night refreshment licensing collection
Additional funding for hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses in Wales
Chancellor Budget 2021: Overview of Licensing and Hospitality Sector Announcements
Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): safety screens for taxis and PHVs
Smoke-free laws in Wales - Changes from 1 March 2021
National security legislation becomes law
Illegal breeders banned from keeping dogs following successful Council prosecution
Wales: lockdown to continue for further three weeks as pupils return to school
Free rapid tests for all businesses for regular workplace testing
The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place and Restrictions: All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
Supporting the reopening of outdoor hospitality - The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP
BACTA Starts Legal Challenge of Government Regarding AGC Reopening
Wisbech police lay out claims against mayor
Three unlicensed traders prosecuted in Milton Keynes under the Licensing Act 2003
Updated gov.uk Covid guidance
Covid: Police issue 26 fines at illegal poker tournament
Taxi, PHV and scrap metal tax checks from 2022
Scotland: changes to Level 4 restrictions
Wales takes first steps out of lockdown
Hospitality bosses threaten government with court
Reclaim These Streets - implications of the judgement handed down yesterday by Mr Justice Holgate
Bristol’s Names Night-Time Economy Advisor
Update on Cumulative Impact Policies
New safety measures after Sarah Everard death
Updated Covid secure guidance for visitor economy
Scotland: Timetable for further lockdown easing
Northern Ireland Executive agrees early relaxations to Covid-19 regulations
Government sets out new plans to help build trust in use of digital identities
Home Office Regulatory Sandbox
Restart Grants: Guidance to local authorities published
Shortage of bouncers could stop clubs reopening
Magistrate throws out teenager's £10,000 Covid fine for holding a rule-breaking party
Exploitation and Abuse linked to Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles
Wisbech mayor removed as DPS from licence
Ministry of Justice to consult on judicial review reforms
ADSO and LLG issue claim in High Court in bid to extend local authority remote meetings
Roadmap legal action over different reopening times
Call for trials of age-verification technology in alcohol sales
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps) (England) Regulations 2021
COVID Guidance updates
New raft of measures to prepare high streets and seaside resorts for summer
Hidden economy conditionality - Northern Ireland and Scotland
Pubs could require vaccine passports
Inevitable’ third COVID-19 wave will not change plan
Closing certain businesses and venues in England – guidance updated (1)
The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021
Welsh Government: Taxi and private hire vehicles: licensing guidance
New guidance on safe use of council offices
Wales starts relaxations for tourism sector
Kit Malthouse MP response to National Licensing Forum Members
Updates to Government Guidance
'Sobriety ankle tags' rolled out across England
Moving Wales into Alert Level 3: First Minister sets out plans to further relax COVID restrictions
Pubs and restaurants in Wales reopen outdoors from 26 April
Institute of Licensing response to Gambling the call for evidence
Fresh wave of grant funding launched
PM confirm further easing of Covid restrictions confirmed for 12 April
Covid passport trials to begin this month
Age verification technology to be trialled in shops, bars and restaurants
Organised events guidance for local authorities guidance
Welsh Government issues taxi and private hire vehicle guidance ahead of development of new legislation
Status certification "likely to bring significant implications" for licensing - LGA
Gambling Operating Licences Appeal dismissed
New National Pubwatch Film – Supporting Vulnerable People
The Alcohol Licensing (Coronavirus) (Regulatory Easements) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
The Business and Planning Act 2020 (Pavement Licences) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
Nearly one in five pubs fear they will fold before early August
Updated Government Guidance
Northern Ireland taxi firms unable to meet demand
Wales: First Minister confirms phased move to alert level
UKHospitality reacts to confirmation of delay to England lockdown easing
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps and Other Provisions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021
Updated "Coronavirus restrictions what you can and cannot do" guidance
Restaurants and pubs ‘face collapse’ during extended England lockdown
Marc Abraham awarded OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours
Jeremy Allen Award 2021 - Nominations now open
MPs vote for a four-week delay to England's lockdown easing
New Nexstart advice notes issued
Hospitality, Tourism, Wedding and Event Sectors Join Forces to Threaten Legal Action Over Roadmap Delays
Manchester Arena Enquiry Report - Volume 1: Security for the Arena
Northern Ireland delay relaxations until 5 July
Rule changes on hold in Wales for 4 weeks as delta spreads
Taxi Licensing Appeal: Cartledge v Gedling Borough Council
Outdoor civil wedding and partnership registrations to be legalised
LLG calls for ability of local authorities to hold virtual meetings to be made permanent
TfL win appeal over High Court ruling that quashed closure of A10 in Bishopsgate under ‘Streetspace’ scheme
Further delay to face to face right to work checks
Unlicensed and uninsured taxi driver fined and banned from driving, proprietor also fined
Welsh pub drinkers told to self-isolate
Welsh government urge people not to sing or shout in order to stop the virus spreading
Popular bowling alley handed improvement notice just weeks after reopening
Government announces more than 60,000 fans permitted to attend Euro 2020 semi-finals
Updated gov.uk Covid guidance (1)
Scotland Coronavirus Bill passed
Scotland: "More normality if progress continues"
The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 29) Regulations 2021
The Immigration (Restrictions on Employment and Residential Accommodation) (Prescribed Requirements and Codes of Practice) and Licensing Act 2003 (Personal and Premises Licences) (Forms) Order 2021
DfT publish 2021 taxi and private hire licensing statistics
Council to hold virtual full meeting due to Covid rise
Prime Minister to set out plans ahead of step 4
Prime Minister sets out plan to ease restrictions at step 4
Institute of Licensing response to consultation: Hidden economy conditionality – Northern Ireland and Scotland
Extending the free contingency face covering distribution programme for passengers
The Licensing Act 2003 (2020 UEFA European Championship Licensing Hours) Order 2021
Wedding or civil partnership guidance update
Prime Minister confirms move to Step 4
Guidance updated - COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021
Face coverings to continue in Wales
Joint IoL and NTIA letter calls for pragmatism
Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread from 19 July
Update from GOV.UK for: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for local government
Scotland confirms Level 0 from 19 July
“Next steps towards a future with fewer covid rules” – Welsh First Minister
Government strategy to regenerate high streets
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps etc.) (England) (Revocation and Amendment) Regulations 2021
Coronavirus (COVID-19): taxis and PHVs guidance updated
Updated LGA Councillor Handbook: Taxi and PHV Licensing
Extended pavement licensing Regulations comes into effect
Government commit in principle to making pavement licensing permanent
Two jabs needed to enter nightclubs from September
Updated guidance for pavement licences
IoL welcome parliamentary report recommending better regulation of cosmetic treatments
MHCLG letter to Chief Executives on Delivery and Recovery of Local Authority Regulatory Services
Plans for new unitary councils in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Somerset
Government publishes new Hospitality Strategy for reopening, recovery and resilience
SIA publishes sector profile on recruitment and retention in the door supervision sector
Prime Minister urges caution as England moves to Step 4
Taxi driver fined for driving with an expired taxi licence External
Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives
Data shows the impact of Covid-19 on gambling behaviour
MHCLG letter to Council Chief Executives on supporting temporary campsites in England this summer
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for local government updated
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