Fraser Brown Sponsor Nottinghamshire Post Food and Drinks Awards 2017

We were delighted to be the headline sponsors of this year’s Food and Drinks Awards, which celebrated the wonderful, vibrant and diverse food and drink offerings that we are so fortunate to have in Nottinghamshire.

DHP Family leads way on Drinkaware initiative for young people

After an introduction to Drinkaware by our very own David Lucas, our client and live music venue operator DHP Family has been leading the way on the introduction of Drinkaware Crew.

Teenager licensed to sell alcohol

A Cumbrian woman has become one of the youngest people to obtain a Personal Licence. Chloe Hogg, 18, officially received her alcohol licence on her 18th birthday at her dad’s pub, Fantails, in Wetheral.

Changes to Licensing Application Forms create need to supply additional Information

The Government has published revised Licensing Act forms which take into account the changes brought about by the Immigration Act and the Policing and Crime Act.

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.

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