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.

Award entries – how to maximise your success

Applying for an award for a business or project is beneficial in getting the name of your brand out there and promoting your company’s achievements. Whether being shortlisted, highly commended or a winner is an achievement.

Top tips on how to battle a Tough Mudder

Nine brave members of Fraser Brown completed the 2017 Tough Mudder Midlands challenge in aid of charity.

Fraser Brown acts in connection with classic Norton motorbike refinancing deal

Fraser Brown Solicitors have acted for Santander Corporate banking in connection with their £3m lending package and support for Castle Donington-based classic motorbike manufacturer Norton Motorcycles.

Fraser Brown acts in connection with the sale of a baby scanning firm to fertility specialist

A Market Harborough-based baby scanning firm has been sold to Oxfordshire business, The Fertility Partnership, with help from Fraser Brown.

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.

Fraser Brown helps secure multi-million pound investment for Retail Assist

Fraser Brown Solicitors has provided a leading role in a transaction which has resulted in leading IT managed services and solutions provider Retail Assist to secure a multi-million pound investment.

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.

Is the Brexit Effect squeezing your margins?

Consider Our top 5 tips for countering this with your contracts.

Are you ready for the new one pound coin?

On 28 March the new one pound coin enters circulation. For owners or users of equipment that require one pound coins (vending machines, gaming machines, supermarket trolleys etc) this is business critical.

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