Good news for the licensed trade as The Deregulation Bill has now received Royal Assent and as a result there are a number of amendments to the Licensing Act 2003 as follows:-
-The requirement to renew Personal Licences has been abolished with effect from 1st April 2015.
-The offence of selling liqueur confectionery to children under 16 will be repealed with effect from 26 May 2015. After that date a person of any age can buy liqueur confectionery in England & Wales.
-The requirement to report lost or stolen licences to the police before applying for duplicates will be abolished with effect from 26 May 2015.
-The limit on the number of temporary events that can be held at single premises will increase from 12 to 15 per year from 1 January 2016.
If you have any queries please contact our Licensing Team.