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. [...]
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 [...]
It is clear that pubs will be amongst the last businesses to reopen as lockdown is gradually eased. In a sector built around socialising and high volume trade, social distancing will be a challenge. Even if it becomes viable to reopen pubs with a package of Government support (including reduced furlough and relaxation of beer [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Gambling Commission has highlighted a failure by pubs to prevent under-18s using gaming machines intended for adults. Failure to comply with legislation can lead to a licence review.