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Pubs are on the up!

Pubs are on the up!

FollowFollowFollowFollow The number of small pubs and bars in the UK has increased for the first time in more than 15 years.  The latest ONS data show that the number of small pubs and bars (that is, those with fewer than 10 employees) increased by 85 (a 0.4%...
Licensing fines at an all-time low

Licensing fines at an all-time low

FollowFollowFollowFollow Fines for certain Licensing Act offences are at an all time low.  Is compliance in licensed venues at an all-time high? The Ministry of Justice’s Criminal Justice Statistics for England and Wales was recently published which includes fines...
Appeals now cost less

Appeals now cost less

FollowFollowFollowFollow The cost of lodging an appeal against a decision of a licensing authority has come down. Amendment regulations (The Court Fees (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2019) that came into force at the end of last year (2019) has brought down the cost...
Licensed premises, closure powers and compensation

Licensed premises, closure powers and compensation

FollowFollowFollowFollow It has been reported that a Welsh pub was forced to close over the new year period (2019) following incidences that resulted in injuries to police officers and members of the public.  On 30 December 2019, officers imposed a 48-hour closure...
Security advice for licensed premises

Security advice for licensed premises

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Met Police’s Counter Terrorism Unit has issued comprehensive security advice that applies also to licensed venues.  The Met Police advice offers practical advice for licensed venue owners and DPS’ to ensure all practical steps can be taken...
Cumbria Pubwatch receive Star Awards

Cumbria Pubwatch receive Star Awards

FollowFollowFollowFollow Cumbria Chief Constable Michelle Skeer presented NPW Star Awards to members of Carlisle and Barrow Pubwatch schemes.  The recipients of the awards were nominated by NPW regional representative Joe Murray.  Joe highlighted the important role of...