Published: 3 March 2016
What do the London Borough of Camden, Islington and City of London all have in common? The answer is that they have all introduced a Late Night Levy.
Camden Council voted to introduce a Late Night Levy from 25th April 2016 which means that operators opening between midnight and 6:00am will be ordered to pay up to £4,400 a year to the Local Authority.
Published: 29 July 2015
Balancing the needs of residents with a vibrant night time economy is one of the headaches frequently facing Local Authorities up and down the country. Hackney Council has gone so far as to propose a new bylaw that could see venues close at 11pm and prevent any new licences being granted in certain stress areas, such as Shoreditch.
Published: 2 April 2015
From 1 April 2015, the requirement to renew a personal licence was abolished. As long as your personal licence did not expire before 1 April 2015, there is no need to make an application to renew it. Although a personal licence will show an expiry date, it will continue indefinitely.
Published: 14 January 2015
Licensees in Warrington claim they will no longer call the police when there are incidents at their premises for fear that it will be used as evidence against them in licensing reviews.
Published: 12 May 2014
Today, following a debate in both houses, the House of Commons and the House of Lords approved the relaxation of licensing hours for the 2014 World Cup, being staged in Brazil.
Published: 21 October 2013
Whether you agree with the practice employed by Trading Standards officers to make undercover test purchases to catch out the unwary, it remains a tried and tested way for local councils to ensure that their licensees are complying with the law.
Published: 16 February 2013
It should be relatively simple to get a TEN, but the application process is paved with pitfalls. Maria Guida,Partner and Head of Licensing explains the problems which range from not giving enough notice, service on the wrong parties and misunderstanding the rules on late applications.
Published: 23 January 2013
As we reported on in our earlier artcle on live music and recorded music, the Live Music Act came into effect in October last year.
Published: 17 January 2013
As we reported on in our earlier artcle on live music and recorded music, http://fdlicensing.com/2012/10/06/music-to-their-ears-musicians-and-pubs-alike-celebrate-as-restrictions-on-live-music-are-lifted/ the Live Music Act came into effect in October last year.
Published: 8 November 2012
In these difficult trading times many clubs and bars like to offer cheap drinks offers in order to boost sales.
Published: 11 October 2012
Pubs and other venues have been celebrating since the Live Music Act went live this October. Smaller venues with an audience of 200 or less no longer need a licence to stage live music.