Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Advice and opinions from one of Scotland’s leading licensing lawyers, Jack Cummins

(Only two) reasons to be cheerful

National Licensing Forum is best platform for future licensing debate TWO elements of the alcohol licensing consultation launched by the Scottish Government just before Christmas...

Clarity needed on fit and proper test

Boards shouldn’t base licensing decisions on vague intelligence In my column a couple of months ago I looked at two proposals in the Air...

Health research beggars belief

Study being used as platform for campaign against licensed premises Fancy accepting an invitation to take part in a research experiment? It simply involves offering to...

Beer tent ‘ban’ is tip of the iceberg

Campaign to prevent children’s ‘exposure’ to alcohol continues .

No such thing as test perfection

A FEW months ago I drew attention to a worrying trend in relation to test purchase failures. Licensing boards had started to use their immediate...

Operators face notification ‘maze’

Refresher training documentation required by boards varies wildly.

New lets plan will take a toll

Licensing system will introduce significantly more hurdles

Food licence cooks up extra expense

ACCORDING to the Scottish Grocers’ Federation, converting to the new licensing system has cost its members £22.4 million – and for some supermarkets, convenience...

Policy rethink is not needed

IT’S official: Alcohol Focus Scotland has acknowledged that Scotland’s licensed industry has been subject to a whole series of new licensing legislation over the...
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