House of Lords Select Committee Report Insight

On 5th June the Institute of Licensing held a workshop in Nottingham presented by Barrister Sarah Clover. Sarah is one of the leading barristers in the country in Licensing, acting for a wide range of clients.

Cumulative Impact Policies – Licensing Update

Cumulative Impact Policies (CIPs) are local policies which introduce a presumption against new (or full variations to existing) licences to sell alcohol from bars, shops, pubs or clubs in a designated area, also referred to as saturation zones.

Policing and Crime Act 2017 announces changes to the definition of alcohol

Alcoholic beverages fall in and out of favour with the drinking public as various fashions come and go. Babycham and Pina Colada have thankfully now been overlooked by craft ales and prosecco bars.

House Of Lords Licensing Review published

The House of Lords Select Committee report on its review of the Licensing Act 2003 was published earlier this month on 4 April.

The Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme – Buyers Beware!

The Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) has been active since 2016. In short, the scheme requires businesses who wholesale alcohol at or after the point at which Excise Duty is payable (the ‘duty point’) to be approved by HMRC.

House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 – update

The long awaited Report from the House of Lords Select Committee (seen below in action) concerning the Licensing Act 2003 will be released on Tuesday 4th April.

Zero-hour contracts

Zero-hour contracts are employment contracts that do not guarantee an employee any hours of work per week. Arwen Makin discusses in more detail.

Changes to Holiday Pay rules

Employers and employees should be aware of the recent changes in the law regarding holiday pay. These changes are likely to significantly affect any franchises who pay bonuses and overtime payments.

Can employers insist on Christmas working?

Christmas is a time of celebration for many and employers can help the festivities by planning ahead for holiday requests or managing absences. Whilst some businesses may experience a quiet period or may shut for the Christmas holidays, in areas suc

Uber drivers win test case in the Employment Tribunal – but this is not the end of the road!

Uber drivers win test case in the Employment Tribunal – but this is not the end of the road!

Seasonal overtime refusal

In an interesting Employment Tribunal case, Edwards v Bramble Foods Ltd, it was reported this month (November 2016) that the tribunal held that an employer fairly dismissed an employee who refused to do seasonal related overtime.

Christmas cheer and seasonal woes in employment law

Here we look at what common pitfalls to avoid, what happens if staff bonding goes wrong on various levels, and how to ensure that your business is protected from certain headaches of a legal nature during the festive season.

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