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Licensing ResourceLicensing Resource is a resource website for licensing practitioners in the UK. It is primarily aimed at UK Local Authority officers as a licensing resource of information and documents etc. although the content is also available for use by any practitioner.

 

Licensing Resource aims to become the largest free and open resource of licensing related material.  This includes primary legislation for each function, secondary legislation, amendments, case law and other related resources such as guidance, forms and related links. [More]

 

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The Mobile Homes Act 2013 (Commencement and Saving Provision) (England) Order 2014 PDF Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link

The Mobile Homes (Site Licensing) (England) Regulations 2014 PDF Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link

Personal Alcohol Licences: Enabling Targeted, Local Alternatives: Government response to the consultation PDF Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link

The Mobile Homes Act 2013: A Guide for Local Authorities on setting site licensing fees PDF Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link

Mobile Homes Act 2013 - new licensing enforcement tools: Advice for Park Home Site Owners PDF Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link

D&D Bar Services Ltd v Romford Magistrates Court & LB of Redbridge PDF Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link

CIEH Model Licence Conditions and Guidance for Dog Breeding Establishments PDF Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link

CIEH Model Licence Conditions and Guidance for Cat Boarding Establishments  PDF Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link

Thompson, R (On the Application Of) v Oxford City Council [2014] EWCA Civ 94 PDF Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link

LGA guidance on locally set fees PDF Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link

Guidance on banning the sale of alcohol below the cost of duty plus VAT: For suppliers of alcohol and enforcement authorities in England and Wales PDF Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link

Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013: Compliance and enforcement guide PDF Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link

Open for Business: Rewiring Licensing PDF Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link

DCMS’ Q&A on deregulated entertainment PDF Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link

 

 

Sex Establishments (Regulation) Bill Opens in a new Window

Deregulation Bill

Smoking (Private Members’ Clubs) Bill

Licensed Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicles (Closed Circuit Television) Bill

National Applicability of Licences

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (Amendment) Bill

LA2003 Locally Set Fees

Draft Anti-social Behaviour Bill

Taxi/PH Law Reform

Street Trading and Pedlar Law Reform

Review of the Charities Act 2006

The Gambling Act 2005: A bet worth taking?

 

 

Relaxation of licensing hours during the FIFA World Cup 2014 Internet Document  Opens in a new Window  [26 March 2014]

Consultation on Incidental Non-Commercial, Private society, Work and Residents' Lotteries Internet Document  Opens in a new Window  [10 April 2014]

LA2003 Locally Set Fees Internet Document  Opens in a new Window  [10 April 2014]

Consultation on a proposal to use a Legislative Reform Order to make changes to entertainment licensing Internet Document  Opens in a new Window  [Closed]

Consultation Personal Alcohol Licences: Enabling Targeted, Local Alternatives  Internet Document  Opens in a new Window  [Closed]

Licensing Act 2003: Community film exhibition consultation Opens in a new Window [Closed]

A consultation on delivering the Government's policies to cut alcohol fuelled crime and anti-social behaviour Opens in a new Window [Closed]

Street Trading and Pedlary Laws: A joint consultation on draft regulations to repeal the Pedlars Acts (UK wide) and make changes to the street trading legislation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland Opens in a new Window[Closed]

Draft Anti-social Behaviour Bill (Chapter 3) PDF Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link [Closed]

 

Latest Licensing News

Breadth of discretion in respect of applications for Minor Variations – Admin Court

Breadth of discretion in respect of applications for Minor Variations – Admin CourtAn interesting licensing case in the Administrative Court recently.


The case concerned application for judicial review of a decision by Guildford Borough Council refusing to deal with an application for a minor variation.

BDRO Regulators’ Code comes into force

BDRO Regulators’ Code comes into forceThe new Regulators’ Code, published by BRDO, came into force on April 6th.  All regulators, including licensing officers, is from this date under statutory duty to have regard to the Code when developing policies and operational procedures that guide their regulatory activities.

 

The Code sets out that regulators should:

 

- carry out their activities in a way that supports those they regulate to comply and grow;

FIFA World Cup Licensing Hours Order Issued

The draft order extending the licensing hours for England’s world cup games has been published.  Subject to Parliamentary approval, the Order will come into effect on 12 June 2014.


The order will permitted extended licensing hours:


- From at 11pm on 14th June 2014 and ending at 1am on 15th June 2014;


- The period of four hours beginning at 8pm on 19th June 2014;

Below Cost Ban – Implementation Delayed

It has been reported that the ban on the sale of alcohol below the cost of duty plus VAT, due to be implemented today, 6 April 2014, has been delayed.

 

Although there has been no official announcement, Licensing Resource has seen a Home Office statement issued late afternoon on Friday (4th April 2014) saying that “due to unforeseen delays in the Parliamentary process” the proposed date has now slipped and they are now expecting a new implementation date of mid-May.

 

Mobile Homes Act 2013: Certain provisions come into force

Certain provisions of the Mobile Homes Act 2013 come into force today (1 April 2014).


 - Sections 1 to 7 Mobile Homes Act 2013

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