Pubs and hotels, particularly those with staff accommodation, which are energy-inefficient should be aware of the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) which come into force in April 2018.
The Bill is significant because it is going to alter the permitted development rights associated with pubs, so that in future those permitted development rights cannot be exercised without having to make an application for planning permission.
The latest changes to the Licensing Act 2003 reflect the continued impact for the sector of the Immigration Act 2016 and are aimed at making it more difficult for illegal workers to work in licensed premises in England and Wales.
The long awaited report from the House of Lords Select Committee was released this week. The Select Committee was conducting a post-legislative scrutiny of the Licensing Act 2003 after 10 years.
Ever since the well known Murphy case publicans have been prosecuted and received hefty fines for using foreign decoder cards and breaching Sky’s copyright.
With the Apprenticeship Levy taking effect from April, it is vital to understand how it applies to your business
The impact of new sentencing guidelines in 2016 are now being seen with some substantial fines being imposed.