Law Reform

Government Response to National Applicability of LicencesFollowing its consultation earlier this year on the possible national applicability of licences, the Government has now published its response

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (Amendment) BillThe Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (Amendment) Bill, presented to Parliament on 10 July 2013, is a private Members Bill introduced by Dan Rogerson MP. 

This week we reported that the Draft Deregulation Bill set out a proposal to exempt the exhibition of films in community premises.

Further proposals to amend Schedule 1 (provision of regulated entertainment) of the Licensing Act 2003 has been set out in the Draft Deregulation Bill which was published on the 1st of July 2013.

Clause 34 of the draft Bill proposes to exempt the exhibition of films in community premises if the following conditions are satisfied;

1. the entertainment takes place between 8am and 11pm on the same day,

Home Office issue new s.182 guidanceThe Home office has today issued new s.182 guidance for the Licensing Act 2003.

The statutory guidance has been amended to take into account the amendments to schedule 1 on the 2003 Act as a result of The Licensing Act 2003 (Descriptions of Entertainment) (Amendment) Order 2013.


The Licensing Act 2003 (Descriptions of Entertainment) (Amendment) Order 2013A draft order was laid before Parliament on Monday.

Government respond to Law Commission Review of Taxis and Private Hire Licensing Law Reform The Government’s response gives a broad indication of their position on the various issues raised in the consultation document and identifies areas where it consider that the Law Commission could usefully carry out further investigation or consideration before reaching a conclusion.

The Law Commission published an interim statement following its consultation relating to Taxi and Private Hire Services. The statement outlines the key decisions the Commission have reached following consultation, but before publishing the full final report and proposed Law Commission draft Bill.

At the beginning of the month we reported that the Home Office has amended certain Licensing Act 2003 forms. The amended forms are now available on Licensing Resource.


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