Recent figures reiterated the importance of age verification .
New moves could help prevent abuse of occasional licences .
MUP is likely to be hailed a success, whatever the evidence .
Long-mooted tax is another example of political gouging
Consultation to update board guidance is long overdue .
Restaurants and casual dining outlets among the adopters .
If a personal licence expires there’s a potential for disaster
Architects of MUP will double down when they should fold
Bid to create system of greater supervision has fallen short
Trade deserved better than a series of broken, quick fixes