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Shisha cafes in Manchester which illegally allow customers to smoke indoors have racked up fines of more than £20,000 from ten prosecutions in the past year. Nine out of ten of the cafes – where customers smoke flavoured tobacco through Read more>
A pub in Shropshire has been forced to shut its doors temporarily in November by the local licensing authority due to a number of sales of alcohol to underage customers. An 8-month Trading Standards and Police operation found the pub to have Read more>
Venues in England and Wales with a capacity of under 200 people will no longer need a licence for live music. The change in law is part of a government move to free businesses from red tape, which ministers Read more>
The Commons Culture Committee has urged further deregulation of the gaming and betting industries in recognition of the “global” nature of gambling. Casinos should be able to relocate more easily while betting shops could be allowed more slot machines, Read more>
Manchester City Council have issued a consultation document regarding a proposed cumulative impact policy for South Manchester, in particular, Fallowfield, Withington and Wilmslow Road. This will create a presumption that new applicants or existing licence holders applying for variations to their licence, Read more>
The following important changes will apply to applications made, or Temporary Event Notices given, on or after 25 April 2012: The Licensing Authority will become a Responsible Authority and will be able to make representations on licence applications and Read more>
The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has urged retailers to check and upgrade their systems to prevent under-age sales, as changes to licensing laws introduced today (25 April) increase the powers of local authorities to review or revoke alcohol Read more>
An influential group of local government officials wants to see health experts given a say in the issue of licences to off-trade retailers. The Local Government Association says government plans for minimum unit pricing will fail to curb health Read more>
Two taxi licensing officers have been suspended as part of a financial investigation by Trafford Council, the BBC understands. It is understood the inquiry is focused on allegations that officers accepted payments to issue licences quickly. A spokeswoman said Read more>
Local authorities will be able to charge a levy on drinking establishments with late-night licensing under the government’s crackdown on alcohol abuse. The receipts from this levy would help fund the extra policing costs associated with late-night drunkenness.The proposal Read more>