Welcome to Licensing Resource
Licensing 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]
Relaxation of licensing hours during the FIFA World Cup 2014 [26 March 2014]
LA2003 Locally Set Fees [10 April 2014]
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 [Closed]
Draft Anti-social Behaviour Bill (Chapter 3) [Closed]
Latest Licensing News
An 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.
The 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;
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;
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.