07/12/2017

WEST YORKSHIRE POLICE LEEDS DISTRICT LICENSING DEPARTMENT West Yorkshire Police have recently recovered £400 of fake Scottish £20 notes from a bookies that when tested with a counterfeit currency pen passed the test. WYP are also aware of someone advertising similar English £20 and £50 notes on Facebook that can also pass the pen test. Please be vigilant. Premises known to have been affected are in LS6, LS1 and LS12. We have some fake Scottish £20 in circ...

05/12/2017

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. Festive Temporary Event Notices National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage - April 2018 increase announced Detail on the Government response to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 Old Ten Pound Notes cease to be legal tender on 1 March 2018 Scotland – Minimum Unit pricing start date The above news items, and more, can be viewed by clicking here.

14/11/2017

National Pubwatch will be hosting its annual conference on Tuesday 27th February 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nottingham. The booking page is now open at https://schemelink.co.uk/nationalpubwatch/ Licensees can attend for £20 per person while officers from responsible authorities, etc at a rate of £50 per person with discounts for bookings of 4 or more. Further information on National Pubwatch can be found on their website by clicking here.

06/11/2017

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. Short measures on the 125ml wine measure! TENs for Christmas and New Year's - early warning alert! CSE - 'test purchasing' Food Standards Agency - New advice on eating runny eggs Alcohol and late night refreshment licensing statistics Wales - Minimum Pricing Bank of England launches new Banknote Checking Scheme Gambling - Consultation on proposals for changes to Gaming Ma...

03/10/2017

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. British Summer Time ends at 2am Sunday 29 October 2017 TENs for Christmas and New Year - early warning alert! Old £1 coin, under 3 weeks to go FSA publishes food law enforcement data Where does the "buck" stop for Food Safety Regulations? Reviewing your systems for the new regime. “Remember, Remember” Firework Safety New labelling advice published by Portma...

04/09/2017

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. Food Safety: "As sure as eggs is eggs" you must be in "no doubt" of your food supply chain. Nuisance complaints - Parliamentary Briefing Hartlepool say no again to EMRO Barnet Council proposing to exclude “unhealthy” pubs and restaurants from business rates support Gambling on your house! CSE – Awareness Customer Care – A toad or a prince? Cus...

02/08/2017

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. Hemmings - the final reckoning Terrorism - Crowded Places Guidance BBPA publishes updated guide on Drugs and Licensed Premises New £10 note announced Food Standards Agency Publishes Local Authority Enforcement Data Gambling - Commission unveils new enforcement strategy The above news items, and more, can be viewed by clicking here.

19/07/2017

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has produced guidance on Drugs and Pubs, which looks at the problem for licensees, ways to prevent issues appearing and methods to control the issue. To view the guidance, click here. ‘The guidance helps to ensure that licensees and their staff can be fully informed and equipped to tackle drug-related issues.’ ‘The guidance has been produced with valuable input from the Home Office and National Pubwatch. It contains usefu...

04/07/2017

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. School's Out For Summer Banning the sale of alcohol below the cost of duty plus VAT: Guidance update Public Health England - a public health licensing objective and other considerations Parliamentary Library briefing papers: Trading on Christmas Day - Parliamentary briefing paper Prohibition of tobacco vending machines - Parliamentary Library Brief ...

23/06/2017

Beware! UK ID SchemePhoto ID - An online Age Verification ID scam aimed at young people. As per the UK ID Scheme Photo ID website – ‘The new UK ID Scheme photo ID is stored securely online and can be viewed & checked on any web-enabled device. It can never be lost and cannot be forged/faked.’ Sgt. David Shaw, West Yorkshire Police Leeds Licensing Department - ‘There is no such company in existence and the scheme is aimed at defrauding young people out of...