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Advice and opinions from one of Scotland’s leading licensing lawyers, Jack Cummins

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How will the trade comply with MUP?

The devil’s in the details in terms of enforcement and compliance
Several areas are outwith the scope of MUP, including online retailing.

Not all required to comply with MUP

Some sources of alcohol are beyond minimum unit pricing’s reach
Scottish Government

Pricing won’t cure our alcohol issues

Minimum pricing will penalise everyone without solving the problems

‘Passive drinking’ is a step too far

Health lobby attempts to draw children into debate is just hysteria

Board looks to get tough on licences

Proposals in Dundee seek to reduce number of new premises.
Applications involving small shops often attract residents’ objections.

Board rulings must be based on facts

Decisions founded on speculation will be open to challenge

Know the terms of your licence

Trouble can follow if a licensee moves beyond their operating plan.

Is MUP start of a slippery slope?

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Stronger policies better for boards

Stronger policies better for boards

Statistics alone aren’t enough to determine overprovision in an area SEVEN years ago West Dunbartonshire licensing board introduced an overprovision policy designed to ban new...

Look ahead by looking back

A 1979 case might give a glimpse into how ‘fit and proper’ will work THE return of the ‘fit and proper person’ to licensing law...

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