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Coronavirus ‘firebreak’ to be introduced in Wales
The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 3) (Wales) Regulations 2020
Greater Manchester consult on proposed Greater Manchester Minimum Licensing Standards (MLS) for taxis and private hire vehicles
Glasgow restaurant wins court fight to stay open
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19 Alert Level) (Medium, High and Very High) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Additional Temporary Measures) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2020
IoL President comment on taxi sexual attacks news
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee live music report
Wakefield taxi fees case published
DEFRA issue animal licensing advice note
Lucy’s Law: Vets reveal the true cost of puppy and kitten farms (Petfished Campaign)
No-alcohol beer on tap ‘in all Bristol pubs’
Council successfully prosecutes kennel owners
East Devon working closely with Taxi & PH trade to promote the benefits of a healthier lifestyle
Lucy's Law - A briefing note
Institute of Licensing announcement re COVID-19
Hospitality and events industries may lose up to 3.2 million jobs without Government action
Hull bar prosecuted for no licence and forgery
Do not visit your pub – Government
Licensing hearings during the coronavirus crisis
COVID-19 Licensing issues: MOTs for cars, vans and motorcycles due from 30 March 2020 to be extended
Remote licensing hearings are lawful
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Scottish Government issues guidance for business on COVID-19 social distancing and closures
COVID-19 Licensing Issues - Guidance and advice for those providing hotel and other accommodation in the UK
COVID-19 Licensing Issues - Taxi and Private Hire Licensing
COVID-19 Licensing issues - Can Hackney carriage and private hire drivers refuse to carry certain passengers through fear of infection?
COVID-19 Licensing Issues - Lockdown Regulations published
Banned from selling animals after being caught without a licence
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Priority courts to make sure justice is served
COVID 19 Licensing Issues - College of Policing guide to The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020
COVID-19 Licensing Issues - Closure of Businesses and Venues - Guidance updated to reflect Regulations
Further DEFRA guidance published
COVID-19 Licensing Issues - Gambling Commission Postpones Local Authority Returns
COVID-19 Licensing Issues - OPSS Update to Local Authorities in England on business closure enforcement
COVID-19 Licensing Issues – changes to right to work checks
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Restrictions on Movement and Business Closures
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Insurance matters
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Home Office letter urges collaboration, communication and pragmatism from local authorities
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: IoL Protocol updated to incorporate Minister's letter to Licensing Committee Chairs
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: DfT say Taxi / PH driver licensing remains a matter for licensing authorities
Covid-19 Licensing Issues: Home Office cancel alcohol statistics collection
COVID-19 Licensing Issues. Coronavirus Restrictions: local authority enforcement powers - narrower than you might think
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020: What does this mean for licensees?
Covid19 Licensing Issues: LGA note on approaches to managing licensing during the COVID-19 pandemic
Covid-19 Licensing Issues: How to join telephone and video hearings during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Covid-19 Licensing Issues: Defra amendments to mandatory reporting
PASS Card consulting on Digital Proof of Age
“Historic” Birmingham music venue granted premises licence
Driver prosecuted for illegally plying for hire Cheltenham races
Pub hours extended to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day
Calls for licensed hand car washes
MPs call for tax cuts to save their local pubs
DfT questioned on statutory guidance
Gambling firms questioned on safer gambling commitments
New National Pubwatch film: Door Security and Search Procedures
£600,000 fine for illegal dog breeders
New local public health approach to reduce gambling harm in North West
Restaurant licences suspended due to illegal working on premises
Drivers prosecuted for illegally plying for hire
Gambling Commission setup gambling harm working groups
Drinkaware launches refreshed workplace training
Joint Statement regarding Scrap Metal Dealers Association and the National Metal Agency
Licensee ordered to pay over £18,000 for illegally screening Sky Sports
Licensee ordered to pay over £18,000 for illegally screening Sky Sports (1)
“No alcohol strategy” – Home Office confirms
NHS tells betting firms to stop 'vicious gambling cycle'
Institute of Licensing’s Guidance on determining suitability of applicants and licensees in the hackney and private hire trades.
Stormont urged to ban breeders
Essex becomes latest to adopt night-time safety scheme
Taxi driver fined and banned for flouting licensing laws
‘Martyn’s law’ wins government backing
Update on Gambling Commission research actions to support the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms (1)
Drop in licensing FPNs
Licensing appeal fee reduced
New commission on Alcohol Harm
'White Collar Boxing' - Survey and media enquiry
LGA warning over fake alcohol
Taxi enforcement in Milton Keynes
Institute recognised in Minister’s letter to licensing authorities
A private hire vehicle proprietor convicted of fraud
Gambling Commission consults on society lottery reform
LGA warns lives at risk from unlicensed festive lifts
BGC rolls out festive safer gambling campaign
Council first in the UK to strip pub of gaming machines
Taxi driver prosecuted after Trafford Council enforcement operation
DEFRA Taxi and PHV Database - New Burdens Payment Clarification
UK pub sector grows for first time in a decade
IoL Chair wins national award
Wakefield Taxi Fees Case update
Businesses 'raise the bar' at awards ceremony
Taxi driver has licence revoked - decision confirmed by Magistrates' Court
Wakefield taxi fee case back in court
Five drivers prosecuted for illegally plying for hire during races
Is your licensing authority using the NR3 database for taxi and private hire licensing?
Drinkaware relaunches night-time economy safety scheme
Uber's private hire licence will not be renewed by TfL.
Fines for unlicensed cabbie prosecuted by Folkestone and Hythe District Council
And the winner is…. David Lucas (Winner of the Jeremy Allen Award 2019)
Council awarded iESE achievement award for licensing
MUP in Wales confirmed
Betting companies “merely paying lip service to safer gambling”
Spent convictions and 'fit and proper’ test
Edinburgh first to license SEVs
LGA: Taxi reforms urgently needed
Taxi driver appeal dismissed
Gambling Commission update gaming machine ‘available for use’ guidance
Councils transforming people affected by alcohol
“Hundreds” of London minicabs could be working illegally
NatWest to offer help to gambling addicts
2019 Young People and Gambling report
Taxi Driver Guilty of Driving without Private Hire Driver Licence
First fully electric London taxis since 1899
VE Day Anniversay - hours extension planned for pubs
No primary legislation to reform taxi and PH licensing
Petfre to pay £322,000 for money laundering failures
Institute responds to Home Office 'Rebalancing the Licensing Regime' consultation
Significant underage gambling failure rate in pubs
Private hire driver loses licence on hearsay evidence
“Guilty” Plea for Illegal Dog Sales
Court rules Council was right to refuse licence for convicted driver
Non-party licensing costs but requires fairness – High Court
Oldham club stays shut after licence revocation upheld
Taxi enforcement action in MK
Wales MUP regulations laid
Consultation on liquor licensing laws in Northern Ireland
UKHospitality and BBPA launch guidance for tackling under-age gambling in pubs
Research on the impact of Scottish minimum unit pricing released
Taxi law reform and the Queen’s speech
Rossendale man found guilty of driving a taxi without a licence
Licensing: third party costs orders
New technology to detect knives in public places
Driver with "clear pattern of inappropriate behaviour" towards children refused licence
First electric taxi licensed in North West Leicestershire
Autonomous taxis “on streets of London for the first time”
Ten 'Cumulative Impact Zones' and MUP – Brent Council consultation
“Cut alcohol to stave off dementia” – Oxford University
Whitehaven pubs sign up to be Best Bar None
London Nightclub Loses Licence
DfT publish statistical report 'Taxi and private hire vehicle statistics, England: 2019'
Uber London Limited licensing decision
Tackling modern slavery – LGA publication
Lucy's Law confirmed for Scotland
Gambling Commission set to approves self-exclusion system for problem gamblers
Ireland notifies EU of regulation to ban alcohol promotions
Proposed changes to Entertainment Licensing Statistics
Special Treatments: IoL and CIEH joint survey of professionals
Private hire drivers pay the price after being caught in Council sting
North Somerset Council succeed in Crown Court taxi appeal
Private Hire driver caught plying for hire in Milton Keynes
DCMS Committee call for regulation of betting in video games
Ban on new pubs ‘does not help’ tackle alcohol harm
Tattooist licensing – Call for more powers
“Tax alcohol at a higher rate than drink sold in pubs” – SMF
Greater Manchester Common Standards for taxis delayed
Pubs and grassroots sport: the perfect match
No national order for rugby world cup
Government consults on Offensive Weapons Act guidance
Cab drivers count cost of picking up illegal fares in Milton Keynes
Carlsberg UK and Guild of Beer Writers launch sustainability award
Council defeats revocation appeal
Doctors on Wheels Ltd and taxi medicals
EPC publish revised SAG Good Practice Guide
Pubs across the country enter Charity Pub of the Year competition
LGA publish guidance on managing night-time economies
New LGA Councillor Guidance for the Licensing Act 2003
Gambling Commission releases National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms action map
Private Hire driver convicted for failing to take an Assistance Dog in Milton Keynes
Private hire drivers successfully prosecuted for illegally plying for hire in Milton Keynes
CK Cabs driver who lost his taxi licence for 'violent behaviour' fails in bid to get it back
Unlicensed taxi driver fined in Rossendale
Southwark grants 3am premises licence in stress area
Third party sale of puppies and kittens to be banned in Wales
National Lottery games under review
DEFRA issue taxi air quality reporting guidance
Welsh Government publish public transport White Paper report
Court demands unmet demand survey in Halton council taxi appeal case
Updated: Refunds of gambling premises annual fees
Welsh taxi reform delayed
Portugal oppose Welsh MUP plans
Animal Licensing Amendment Regulations
Star directors back new Premises Licence for independent cinema in Camden’s Cumulative Impact Policy area
AVDC successfully prosecutes three drivers for ‘blagging’
Taxi driver appeal dismissed.
Cheltenham’s night-time economy wins national award
Appeal against revocation and transfer of premises licence dismissed
Gambling firms pledge £60m to help problem gamblers
Taxi enforcement action in Milton Keynes
Gambling HoL Select Committee publishes a call for evidence
Private Hire Driver convicted of driving without a Licence
Alcohol licensing rules ‘redrawn for Center Parcs
Gambling addiction clinic to open
New Gambling House of Lords Select Committee set up
National Pubwatch produce two new films
Scottish alcohol sales drop as minimum price kicks in
‘Blagging’ private hire driver stripped of licence
Government response to Lords seaside towns report
Twelve north east councils to combine taxi licensing
Preston Private Hire Operator fined for refusing to take passenger with guide dog
Bogus charity collector jailed
Praise for taxi driver who reported CSE concerns
North West Leicestershire District Council signs up to NR3
Below cost sales guidance updated
High Court Rejects We Love Hackney CCO Application in licensing JR
NI taxis lowest level in 10 years
Defra notice regarding zoos inspections
NITA report on benefits of events
Stone Valley Festival given go ahead
Labour “demands” review of online casino licences
'Night mayor' to be appointed by Glasgow City Council
UK drinkers “get drunk more often than anyone else” according to study
Three Private Hire drivers caught illegally ‘blagging’ in Milton Keynes
Lucy’s Law laid before Parliament
Glasgow City Council reject women only taxi service
“Grey gamblers” fastest growing group of online gamblers
First anniversary of MUP in Scotland
Ice-cream vans banned from some areas of London
“Historic” Birmingham music venue granted premises licence (1)
Dog breeders urged to check licence requirements
DEFRA issue 3rd party sales guidance
Institute response to Commission on Alcohol Harms call for evidence
Institute response to consultation on the regulation of gambling in Northern Ireland
Call for new measures to help improve taxi safety
Ashford taxi prosecutions
Daniel Davies' term as IoL Chairman extended for a further 3 years
Government to consult on further licensing relaxation
MUP in Wales set to come into force
DEFRA reminder to submit data
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
CPNI security advice notes
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Pubs could open ‘sooner than July’
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Police step back from action against restriction Regulations
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: PM: Six people can meet outside under new measures to ease lockdown
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Restrictions on Movement and Business Closures UPDATED
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: 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
Pubs call for clarity over reopening plans
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: 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
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Scotland's route map for moving out of lockdown
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: ‘Al fresco’ pubs and dining to help with recovery
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Interest in online casinos at an all-time high
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: 30,000 pubs and restaurants 'may not reopen after lockdown'
COVID-19 Licensing issues: Prime Minister sets out timeline for retail to reopen in June
COVID-19 Licensing Issues: Government announces £50 million boost to support high street recovery
£10m national gambling education and support programme launched in the UK
Al Fresco eating and drinking under the Business and Planning Bill 2020: the licensing aspects
COVID- 19 - Scotland publish next phase of relaxation
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
MHCLG letter to councils on street trading relaxation
Gambling Commission opens consultation on high value 'VIP' customers
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
COVID-19: NEXSTART Business and Planning Bill
£100 million rescue package for England’s zoos and aquariums
COVID-19: NEXTSTART guidance on pavement licences
Mandatory MOT testing to be reintroduced from 1 August
Local lockdown measures for Leicester
IoF Covid19 fundraising guidance
COVID-19 Guidance for using council buildings (remote meetings should continue)
Business and Planning Bill: Update (30 June)
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
Gambling APPG’s publish gambling harm report
Hospitality and Leisure guidance on test and trace records published
More funding for councils announced
NEXTSTART Advice note on Gambling
Government advice on track and trace data collection
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020
The re-opening of pubs, bars and restaurants (etc) on 4 July 2020 by Gary Grant and Charles Holland, Barristers of Francis Taylor Building
Covid19 - Selected sporting events, TV and film exempt from quarantine
Covid19 – Pubs reopening guidance
£1.57 billion rescue package for arts, culture and heritage industries announced
COVID-19: NEXSTART advice note on Group Size, Gatherings and Covid-19 Safe Capacity
NEXSTART commentary: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020
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
Nail bars, salons and some outdoor venues to reopen in Leicester
An open letter to the pub sector to support safe trading practices
Tougher fines ahead of Bank Holiday to crack down on illegal gatherings
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
Nightclub & Venue Reopening Strategy published
NEXSTART Group J Gaming Machines and Pool Tables
NEXSTART Gaming machines in licensed bingo premises and AGCs
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
Stronger measures brought in to tackle virus in Bolton
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
Local lockdown restrictions imposed to control Caerphilly outbreak
England’s lockdown rules to tighten from 14 September 2020
Welsh Government consults on proposals for a ban on third party sales of puppies and kittens in Wales
Venues required by law to record contact details
COVID-19 Licensing issues - DfT letter to licensing authorities
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
Wales introduce further constraints on meeting socially and compulsory face coverings to help prevent new coronavirus crisis
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
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
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland's route map and regulatory review
Wales to introduce travel restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus
COVID restrictions tighten in Northern Ireland
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19 Alert Level) (Very High) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
NEXSTART Q&As on Coronavirus Regulations and Compliance
Met sets out policing approach ahead of new Covid-19 restrictions (1)
Third Party Sales of Puppies and Kittens in Wales
Licence extensions for home dog boarders – LA's discretion
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
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
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 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 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
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Senior Licensing Officer - Harlow Council
Licensing Enforcement Officer - East Herts Council
Licensing Officer (Taxi) - Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Senior Licensing Officer - General - Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Licensing Manager - London Borough of Merton
Assistant Licensing Officer - Craven District Council
Licensing Officer - West Suffolk Council
Licensing Officer - Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Events Coordinator - Institute of Licensing (Part Time)
Principal Licensing Officer – Exeter City Council
Licensing Technical Officer - Daventry District Council
Environmental Technical officer - Ryedale District Council
Licensing Officer - North Kesteven District Council
Principal Licensing Officer - London Borough of Merton
Assistant Licensing Officer - Ceredigion County Council
Licensing enforcement officer vacancy - Cheltenham Borough Council
Licensing Officer - Mid Sussex District Council
Temporary Licensing Enforcement Officer (6 Month Contract) - Spelthorne Borough Council
Licensing Officer - West Suffolk Council (1)
Licensing Processing Officer - Ealing Council
Assistant Licensing Officer - Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Assistant Licensing Officer - Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (1)
Licensing Assistant - Teignbridge District Council
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