A licensee has reported that customers feel safer after introduction of mandatory entry searches for everyone entering his premises after 11pm. This follows a Court of Appeal case a couple of years ago which considered the extent of the duty of care owed by a bar to its customers after 2 men were stabbed by another customer. Operators of licensed premises might like to consider their own duty to clientele, particularly during the busy Christmas period.
An effective way of attracting trade is with an A-board, but a licence is often required and may come with conditions in order to keep highways safe.
To avoid missing out on the estimated £2bn spending power of the UK's 8.5m disabled people, it pays to ensure your premises provide equal access to all