04/10/2021

As part of our wider work around reducing violence against women and girls, a multi-agency group, including the Council, West Yorkshire Police, Safer Leeds, the Universities, BACIL and PubWatch, is promoting the Ask for Angela scheme in Leeds. We have commissioned marketing and training materials and over this weekend you may see people out and about launching Ask for Angela. They will be wearing Ask for Angela t-shirts and will be handing out flyers and talking to people about the schem...

12/03/2021

Anti-slavery organisations Shiva Foundation and STOP THE TRAFFIK have launched a free toolkit for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The toolkit will be the first of its kind, being both free and specifically created for SMEs in consultation with business experts. Launched at a free webinar for SMEs and advisory groups, the toolkit includes key features such as a simple risk self-assessment, practical steps to protect employees, and clear guidance on how to report modern slavery ...

19/01/2021

CONSULTATION CLOSING DATE: 31 January 2021 The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Night-Time Economy, formed in December, has launched an inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on British nightlife and is calling on the industry to submit evidence. The inquiry is being led the APPG chair Jeff Smith, Labour MP for Manchester Withington, who worked in events and as a DJ before being elected. The APPG is calling for evidence from night time economy businesses, employees,...

12/11/2020

Some of the topics featured in this month's licensing newsletter. England - Extra Bank Holiday Announcement Covid 19 - What you need to know - Government extends takeaway service Impact On Pub Code Of National Lockdown HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) make arrests over alleged “Eat Out to Help Out” Fraud Covid 19 - What you need to know - Lockdown 2 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictio...

18/09/2020

You may have seen today that the government will not be introducing any restrictions in Leeds this week. However, our coronavirus infection rate now stands at 78.3 per 100,000 people and continues to rise. Leeds City Council is asking licensed premises to play their part in helping to stop the spread of coronavirus—and prevent the need for further restrictions—by following COVID-secure guidelines. The council would like to thank every businesses that is taking all of the righ...

14/09/2020

Following a successful pilot, the Government have announced that they will be releasing the NHS COVID-19 app for mass use on the 24th September. The app will be a critical enhancement of NHS Test and Trace in England. It will allow us all to know quicker if we’re at risk of the virus, so we can take action, fast, to protect our communities and the ones we love. The app will provide users with local risk information, alert them if they have been in close contact with someone who has...

11/09/2020

Source: GOV.UK Premises and venues across England must have a system in place to record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff in the latest move to break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. Businesses and other public settings where people meet socially including hospitality, close contact and leisure venues must record contact details of customers, visitors and staff on their premises to tackle the spread of coronavirus details must be stored for 21 ...

11/09/2020

Leeds City Council, NHS Leeds CCG and West Yorkshire Police have shared a new poster to help licensees remind customers of the simple steps that customers need to follow to stay safe and help save lives by stopping the spread of coronavirus. Venues are encouraged to display the poster prominently. The poster promotes important public safety actions including use of contactless ordering and payments, social distancing, hand washing, and providing contact details where required. A di...

10/09/2020

On 9th September 2020 the Government announced changes in restrictions. To view the latest updates published on GOV.UK, click here. The national guidance applies to England only. Image: The Crown Disclaimer: Leeds Pubwatch is not responsible for the content of any external internet sites and has not taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of any information contained in such third party websites. Leeds Pubwatch cannot accept any responsibility, legal or ...

07/09/2020

The following message is from the West Yorkshire Police Leeds District Licensing Department concerning the first two away games for LUFC. The first two away games for LUFC have been changed for SKY; Saturday 12th September Liverpool v LUFC 17:30hrs SKY Sports Sunday 20th September Sheffield Utd. v LUFC 12:00hrs SKY Sports These fixtures will be played behind closed doors with no fans allowed in ...