Licensing

Licensing guidance:

This Practice Note aims to provide practical guidance to those working within a local authority in England or Wales to deal with licensing fees and levies. Local...

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Appealing a decision of the Gambling Commission Appeals against Gambling Commission decisions are made to the First-tier Tribunal (Gambling) (the Tribunal). The Tribunal...

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The Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003) governs the sale of alcohol, provision of regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment (hot food and/ or hot drink...

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The children and alcohol offences The Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003) creates a wide range of offences involving children and alcohol. The most common offences are: • sale...

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Clubs There are specific provisions which control gaming and gaming machines provided by clubs, alcohol licensed premises and travelling fairs. These are in addition to...

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What is a sex establishment? Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (LG(MP)A 1982), as amended by section 27 of the Policing and Crime Act...

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Part 12 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010), imposes duties both upon the drivers of hackney carriages and private hire vehicles (PHVs) and local authorities to enable...

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This guide to gambling law outlines the legal issues most pertinent to the gambling industry, and is designed for general commercial lawyers looking to familiarise...

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The Gambling Act 2005 (GA 2005) defines a gaming machine very widely as ‘a machine that is designed or adapted for use by people to gamble (whether or not it can be used...

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Licensed premises owners and operators must consider and implement health and safety law in the workplace like all other employers. Undoubtedly, a licensed premises which...

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A premises licence is required to authorise the provision of gambling facilities at: • casino premises • bingo premises • betting premises, including tracks and premises...

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This Practice Note sets out the law and practice in relation to the duties and responsibilities of a licensing authority under the Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003). This...

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This Practice Note summarises the application, purpose, content and structure of the Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003) as it applies to England and Wales. Application of the...

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Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles A 'hackney carriage' is a vehicle which is licensed to 'ply for hire', that is to provide a taxi service and wait on taxi...

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Which licence is required? If the performance of live music is regulated entertainment (considering all of the conditions and exemptions detailed in Practice Note:...

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Gambling Act 2005 offences The Gambling Act 2005 (GA 2005) introduced a new regulatory system to govern the provision of all gambling in Great Britain, other than the...

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The provision of regulated entertainment is a licensable activity and a qualifying club activity under the Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003). To provide regulated...

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Review of a premises licence A licence can be reviewed at any time following an application made by a responsible authority or interested party. An application must be...

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Statutory rights of the appeal Statutory rights of appeal only extend to decisions to refuse to grant or renew a licence against the attachment of conditions to a licence...

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What is a sex establishment The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provision) Act 1982 (as amended) (LG(MP)A 1982) creates four distinct 'sex establishments'. These being: •...

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All of the offences under the Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003) are summary-only offences, triable only in the magistrates' court, which normally have to be prosecuted within...

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Deregulation Act 2015 From the 1 October 2015, sections 55A and 55B have been inserted into the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (1976) (LG(MP)A 1976) by...

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This Practice Note summarises the law in relation to taxi licensing. In particular it considers licensing requirements for ‘hackney carriages’ and ‘private hire vehicles’...

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Taxi touting under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 It is an offence for a private individual to offer a taxi service by picking up people from the street....

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What is a Temporary Event Notice (TEN)? Consistent with the progressive deregulation of the licensing regime, no actual permission is required by the Licensing Act 2003...

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Introduction This Practice Note provides an introduction to the Gambling Commission and explains how it regulates the gambling industry in the UK. Overview The Gambling...

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