Sep 27, 2021
Barristers’ chambers Francis Taylor Building and law firm Poppleston Allen have published a 50-page report covering the COVID-19 related legislative changes which affected the hospitality sector, from the start of restrictions to Step 4 of the Roadmap and the full re-opening of hospitality in July 2021.
Sep 06, 2021
The Government has launched a consultation on making permanent two time-limited permitted development rights introduced during the pandemic to boost high streets and hospitality businesses.
Aug 20, 2021
An ice-cream van operator has been banned from operating on an East Suffolk Council street over a complaint that one of its vehicles sounded its chimes for too long.
Aug 19, 2021
A minor change in a café’s proposed opening hours was not reasonable grounds for St Albans City and District Council to grant a planning consent that it had withheld for an almost identical application.
Aug 06, 2021
The Local Government Association has called for licensing laws to be updated to give councils the power to consider the public health implications when deciding whether to grant licences.
Aug 03, 2021
Vale of White Horse District Council has prosecuted a taxi driver after he admitted driving a taxi when not licensed to do so, and for failing to report damage to a licensed vehicle to the council.
May 25, 2021
Cotswold District Council has prosecuted two individuals for operating a vehicle without a private hire licence and not fulfilling private hire operator requirements.
May 10, 2021
A High Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge brought by street traders over a council's implementation of a regulatory framework that requires stall owners to sell products not readily available on the high street.
May 04, 2021
The High Court has dismissed a legal challenge over the decision to allow non-essential retail to open at least five weeks before indoor hospitality.
Apr 26, 2021
A High Court judge has given the United Trade Action Group (UTAG), a body representing the interests of the hackney carriage trade, permission to judicially review the decision of TfL to grant a Private Hire Operator’s Licence to a business whose private hire drivers work off a smartphone ride-hailing app called FREENOW.
Apr 16, 2021
The Communities Secretary has called on councils to ensure that that government guidance on outdoor structures is applied proportionately and consistently, to support businesses in their areas to reopen safely and to avoid overzealous interpretations of the rules.
Apr 08, 2021
Hospitality industry figures in Wales are trying to crowdfund a legal challenge to the country’s policy on the reopening of venues as lockdown eases.
Apr 06, 2021
The Local Government Association has urged the Government to work closely with councils on any proposals for Covid-19 status certification.
Mar 29, 2021
The Welsh Government has issued guidance for local authorities to ensure taxi and private hire vehicle operators and drivers meet licensing requirements.
Mar 18, 2021
A café has been ordered to close by Manchester Magistrates' Court for three months and had its licence revoked by Manchester City Council for a similar length of time after its owners were found to be serving customers in breach of Covid-safety rules.
Mar 16, 2021
Three traders in Milton Keynes have each been found guilty of selling alcohol and late-night refreshments without a licence via the Just East website and app.
Mar 15, 2021
The founder of Punch Taverns, Hugh Osmond, and the Night-Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester, Sacha Lord, have sent a pre-action letter to the government over the decision to allow non-essential retail to open at least five weeks before indoor hospitality.
Mar 01, 2021
The Night-Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester, Sacha Lord, has revealed that he is discussing his options with his legal team “regarding the lack of evidence to justify the delay of the reopening of hospitality compared with non-essential retail”.
Feb 19, 2021
The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the ride-sharing company Uber over an employment court's decision that Uber drivers were working under worker's contracts for the company.
Feb 16, 2021
A man from Oxford has been ordered to pay more than £1,800 after being found guilty of failing to disclose a series of previous driving convictions when applying for a taxi driver’s licence.
Feb 16, 2021
West Midlands Police raided a workshop in Birmingham in the early hours of Sunday that had been turned into a nightclub complete with a sign on the wall saying ‘The Covid Arms’.
Feb 09, 2021
The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea has issued its summary decision that saw a six-week suspension of the premises licence for the restaurant in Notting Hill where Rita Ora held a birthday party for 17 persons during the second national lockdown and in breach of Coronavirus regulations.
Feb 09, 2021
A judge has granted the Night-Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester and two other residents of the city permission for a legal challenge over the restriction on serving alcohol unless it is with a table meal.
Feb 02, 2021
The owner of an East London restaurant, popular with celebrity TV stars and Premier League footballers, has been stripped of its licence by Redbridge Council for not complying with licensing conditions.
Jan 20, 2021
London’s taxi trade has hailed High Court rulings in which it won on four out of five grounds under which it challenged Mayor Sadiq Khan’s Streetspace plan.
Dec 08, 2020
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a “major and wide-ranging review of gambling laws to ensure they are fit for the digital age”.
Dec 07, 2020
A restaurateur representing some 256 businesses in the Birmingham area has paused a judicial review bid over the Government's decision to close pubs in Tier 3 regions in light of new, "constructive" talks between regional representatives and Westminster.
Dec 07, 2020
The Department for Health & Social Care has published guidance on the additional powers that came into force last week (2 December) and which allow local authorities in England to take action against premises that do not comply with COVID-secure rules.
Oct 21, 2020
The Night-Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester, Sacha Lord, has threatened a judicial review challenge into the legality of implementing emergency restrictions on the area's hospitality sector, "without scientific evidence".
Oct 08, 2020
The Government has issued guidance on how the £30m allocated to district and unitary authorities for COVID-19 related compliance and enforcement activities should be spent.
Oct 06, 2020
The owner of nightclub G-A-Y, Jeremy Joseph, has appointed law firm Simpson Millar and barristers at Kings Chambers to challenge the Government’s decision to implement a national curfew of 10pm on hospitality premises.
Sep 30, 2020
The London Borough of Bromley has closed a restaurant in Orpington after breaches of Covid-19 restrictions.