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Various articles covering all areas of licensing law and practice. Entirely personal commentaries about recent licensing news, alcohol & entertainment licensing, betting, gambling, the licensing of sex establishments (lap dancing clubs), taxis, PHVs - as well as miscellaneous topics such as cultural diversity,  gentlemen's clubs, website tactics, and the battle between London's black cabs and Uber.

Uber wins appeal, Fit and proper person

Uber Wins Appeal

Uber has admitted its failings, apologised, and kept its London Licence. Judge says Uber is now fit and proper.

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House of Lords Select Committee Report on Impact of Gambling Industry

Select Committee Report

The Committee seeks “to address the misery that a gambling addiction can visit on individuals, their families and friends”

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Coronavirus Guidance

Consolidated Guidance

Three Coronavirus videos previously posted now edited and consolidated into one.

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Non-essential goods

Coronavirus Guidance

Government Guidance on the Coronavirus crisis is markedly different from the Regulations.

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self-funding licensing regimes

Licensing Fees

The Court of Appeal has ruled that there is no general legal principle that licensing regimes should be self-funding

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Large-scale events and Music Festivals. Licensing plans

Festivals & Licensing Plans

Large-scale events are not exempt from the requirement to attach detailed plans to their applications for a licence.

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Plying for Hire

Uber: Plying for Hire

High Court says Uber driver not plying for hire – whether display on Uber App is equivalent of “for hire” sign.

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NDAs - Non Disclosure Agreements

Non Disclosure Agreements

Gambling Commission warns industry about improper non disclosure agreements.

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Self-Funding Licence Fees - Full Cost recovery

Licence Fees

There is no general rule permitting full recovery of the costs of licensing regimes by way of the licence fee.

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Tracey Crouch quits over FOBTs

FOBT stake: Minister Quits

Tracey Crouch resigns citing Government’s “unjustifiable” delay in implementing a £2 max FOBT stake

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