The Morning Advertiser reports a boom in granted off-licences resulting in an increase of street and binge drinking.
It is suggested, nationally or locally set opening times should be re-introduced as a method of controlling pre/post club/pub drinking.
The Morning Advertiser reports Pubco has been ordered to pay a record fine of £23,907 for playing Sky Sports without a commercial agreement. The fine shows just how large costs can be, not only financially but there is a requirement to inform local licensing bodies which can impact licenses.
A report commisioned by the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) suggests that further Beer duty cuts are needed to ensure stability within the British beer industry.
The Publicans Morning Advertiser reports concerns are being raised about possible breaches of The Data Protection Act due to where pictures of barred people are being displayed.
Advice from Nigel Connor, head of licencing at JD Wetherspoon, suggests photos are kept away from the general public and kept in a secure safe.
The Publicans Morning Advertiser reports that The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling for pubs, restaurants and cinema chains to provide clear and graphics signs of their food and drinks calorie content.
As part of tackling the growing obesity crisis the LGA believes clear labelling of food and drink will enable customers to make informed decisions about how many calories they consume.
The Publicans Morning Advertiser sums up how announced changes to the law will affect the UK pub industry.
Areas of discussion include: beer duty, apprenticeships, Sunday trading and national living wage.
The Publicans Morning Advertiser reports 21 licensees in Newquay and Truro are taking part in the #RU2drunk scheme in an effort to reduce alcohol related crime. Its thought that the recent rise in alcohol fuelled crime has risen by 30% as a result of people drinking at home before going out.
The venues use their own discretion to set the acceptable blood-alcohol level and which customers will be tested. Anyone found to be above the acceptable limit will be refused entry.
The Publican’s Morning Advertiser reports that a Birmingham Publican has had their licence revoked following a man’s death. Officials cited ‘disregard’ of licensing objectives, especially relating to public safety and crime prevention and disorder, as reason for the revoke.
If studying for your APLH with The Training Matrix, Sections 11 “What do you need to know about Alcohol and its Effects?” and Section 12 “What do you need to know about Your Social Responsibilities as a Personal Licence Holder?” in your workbook cover issues relevant to this case.
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