Licensing Act 2003

Further to our recent article, the Government has now published the explanatory document for the legislative reform order.


The Home Office has today (21/7/14) published the statutory guidance to accompany the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act sections of which are due to commence in October 2014.


An amendment to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill has been proposed to make it an offence to assault a worker who is required to enforce or comply with the Licensing Act 2003, either in the course of that worker’s employment or by reason of that worker’s employment.


The Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014The Legislative Reform Order to amend the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of entertainment licensing was laid before Parliament on 8 July 2014 and comes into force on 6th April 2015.

At a recent Institute of Licensing event, the Home Office has admitted that they may not be able to enact the necessary legislation in time to remove the need to renew personal licences.

The Government’s current proposals to remove the need to renew personal licences are set out in the Deregulation Bill.

Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) (Amendment) Order 2014The draft amendment order, the Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) (Amendment) Order 2014, has been published that will bring into effect amendments to the

Many readers may be aware of Innsatiable in Farnham, a business primarily trading in furniture but where you can get “free” beer.  For many years Innsatiable traded in this manner without an alcohol premises licence.

Business owner, Mr Atkins, said, "If they want to buy a beer mat they can buy a beer mat, if they want to buy our furniture they can buy our furniture."

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe has today introduced in the House of Lords a Private Members’ Bill, the Licensing Act 2003 (Amendment) Bill.


The Bill seeks to make provision for the addition of a public health objective to the Licensing Act 2003.


Pass Re-launched Today saw the re-launch of PASS the Proof of Age Standards Scheme.

Revised S.182 Guidance Issued Following the coming into force of the Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Conditions) Order 2014, the Home Office has issued revised statutory guidance today.


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