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Extend your premises licence for a summer of sport

Extend your premises licence for a summer of sport

FollowFollowFollowFollow With the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup starting soon and the IRB Rugby World Cup later in the year, most licensees will want to extend their licensing hours. Here is how. Temporary Extensions Temporary extensions can be sought by way of Temporary...
Closure powers & problems in the “vicinity”

Closure powers & problems in the “vicinity”

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Morning Advertiser reported on the decision by the licensee of The White Swan pub in Swansea to close the pub due to the level of crime and disorder in the vicinity of his pub.  Whilst in this case the pub’s closure was a voluntary...
Government funding announced for rural pubs

Government funding announced for rural pubs

FollowFollowFollowFollow Are you a rural pub?  You can be entitled to funding from the government to expand your offer. The Government is making available £188,000 of funding to help rural pubs across England expand to include Post Office facilities, grocery shops and...
Music fee set to increase – what you need to know

Music fee set to increase – what you need to know

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Public Performance Licensing has announced a revised fee structure for nightclubs, pubs/bars, restaurant/cafes and hotels. From 1 July 2019, the fees nightclubs, pubs/bars, restaurant/cafes and hotels have to pay to play commercially...
Equality law & reasonable adjustments in licensed venues

Equality law & reasonable adjustments in licensed venues

FollowFollowFollowFollow A recent report has concluded that licensed premises, particularly pubs and bars, some of the poorest venues for accessibility.  The research was published by charity Euan’s Guide who surveys 903 disabled people on accessibility at public...