Welcome to the latest edition of Licensing Without Hiccups. At the start of the summer holiday period enforcement continues to be high on the agenda and planning for the festive period is well underway. Costs look set to increase for operators of licensed premises given the likely increase in Premises Licence annual fees from 2013 and the PPL consultation on their tariff for specially featured entertainment.
In this issue of Licensing Without Hiccups, we consider:
- The appeal by a major supermarket chain against a decision to refuse a Premises Licence in Brighton's cumulative impact zone.
- Gambling Commission guidance to Licensing Authorities on 'test purchasing' the use of gaming machines by persons under the age of 18
- The progress of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill through Parliament.
- PPL's proposed fee increase.
- The decision of the Court of Appeal in the Albert Hall case regarding the 28 day period for representations.
- Key considerations when dealing with the insolvency of licensed premises.
- The Live Music Bill proposing that live music be de-regulated in certain circumstances.
If you would like further information about anything in this month's Review, or have any other licensing queries, please contact the following or your normal Squire Sanders Hammonds contact: