In yet another Football World Cup related U-turn, the Government has now changed its mind to allow Welsh licensed premises to remain open for England’s world cup games.


Is a phone app also a taxi meter? Readers may be aware of the ongoing issue in London to do with the Uber app and associated taxi trade uproar.

In fact so incensed are the taxi trade in London that one of Hailo's offices (another similar app) in the City was graffitied during a protest earlier this month.

What is Uber?

Mobile Homes Act “Compliance Notice” Appeal OrderThe Transfer of Tribunal Functions (Mobile Homes Act 2013 and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2014 was laid before Parliament and approved by both Houses of Parliament.


The Home Office has issued revised Scrap Metal Dealers Act guidance for local authorities.  The revised guidance was issued yesterday, May 20th.

The amendment to the guidance relates to the suitability criteria of applicants in relation to spent and unspent convictions.

Consultation: Good Practice guide to Working in Safety Advisory GroupsThe Emergency Planning College is consulting on an updated “Good Practice guide to Working in Safety Advisory Groups”.


Primary gambling activity – What does it mean?In a recent and important case (Luxury Leisure Ltd. v The Gambling Commission), the First-Tier Tribunal judge, NJ Warren, gave a ruling on the meaning of 'primary gambling activity'.




After gaining approval from both houses of Parliament, the new order banning the sale of alcohol below the cost of duty plus VAT was made today (14/5/14) and will take effect on 28 Ma

The Law Commission has finally published its long awaited review of taxi and private hire legislation as well as a Draft bill.


No World Cup Licensing Extension for Wales – Government ConfirmsThe Home Office has now confirmed that the World Cup licensing extension announced recently will not apply in Wales.

This week the Vale of Glamorgan MP Alun Cairns asked Home Office minister if he would consider allowing Wales the same dispensation.

It has been reported that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which took over the powers of the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission, said that local bans on high-strength and cheap alcohol “did not constitute a breach of competition law” provided they were based on local licensing rules or individual agreements between authorities and retailers.



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