Licensing laws relaxed to boost re-opening

By |2020-06-29T10:51:19+00:00June 29th, 2020|

Business and Planning Bill 2020 The new Business and Planning Bill 2020, published on 25 June 2020, proposes significant changes designed to help licensed premises recover over the summer months any beyond. It will pass through all of the Commons stages today and we will update you on Royal Assent as soon as we can. [...]

Opening post lockdown – don’t overlook your Premises Licence

By |2020-06-09T10:11:43+00:00June 9th, 2020|

The hospitality sector is facing the challenge of reopening after lockdown with social distancing measures to be complied with.  Many operators are hoping to increase the use of outdoor space  with pizza ovens and other hot and cold food being served throughout, potentially extended opening hours, to maximise income.  As you prepare for the operational [...]

Restaurants and pubs can become takeaways

By |2020-04-08T13:25:18+00:00April 8th, 2020|

The Government is keen to mitigate the impact of Coronavirus and the forced closure of all pubs and restaurants.  It has introduced a new permitted development right which will enable pubs and restaurants to operate as takeaways until 23rd March 2021.  Operators would usually require planning permission to make the change to a takeaway but [...]

Trading post Covid-19 – Make sure you protect your licence

By |2020-04-06T16:35:18+00:00April 6th, 2020|

It is important to be prepared for the future even in these bleak times.  Although pubs and bars nationwide are currently closed under the new social distancing rules, it’s important to safeguard your premises licence and your pavement licence for future trade. Take action to prevent your premises licence from lapsing In the event of [...]