News Happy-New-Year-2016

Published on January 4th, 2016 | by Dean Carr


Happy New Year to all of our readers

We would like to take the opportunity to wish all of our readers a happy new year and a prosperous 2016. If you are involved in the alcohol licensed retail trade then this blog page and website will keep you up to speed on changes in alcohol licensing law, trade news, views and facts on alcohol licensing law for England, Wales and Scotland.

Over the past year we have achieved over 4,000 visitors to this site every month. In 2015 we added a reliable course providers search to our menu bar for clients looking to obtain training on alcohol licensing law. This has proven to be extremely successful for our readers and many have found this to be a valuable search tool. We also re-added the Google Translation button to our site in 2015 so clients with English as a second language could use this to help them understand any important changes in licensing law or legislation.

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During 2015 we provided hundreds of our readers with free invaluable advice on licensing law and the legislation changes to the licensing Act 2003 for England and Wales that took place in October 2015. We provided downloadable pdf documents and posted several blog posts on the changes in law that affected the licensed retail trade in England and Wales.

SCPLH refresher training in Scotland also became a debatable issue for many Scottish personal licence holders in 2015. We posted several blogs and provided information and free guidance on issues surrounding the five year compulsory training. This of course will be an on going issue for Scotland in 2016 as many licence holders will be approaching their 5th anniversary in 2016.

News stories also featured highly among many of our blog posts in 2015. With retail giants such as Burger King and Amazon moving in to the licensed retail sector and ground breaking applications being granted for several online retailers. We featured lots of articles on licensed premises that had lost their licence to sell alcohol including our last blog post of 2015 which saw Gatecrasher Night Club in Birmingham city centre lose their licence after a hearing before Birmingham City Council.

Many of our readers have been pointed in the right direction regarding new premise licence applications by our official sponsors PLT (The Licensing Experts). They have been giving help and advice as well as acting on behalf of many clients during the last year.

We look forward to helping many new readers untangle the licensing maze in 2016 and thank you for your support and readership over the past few years.

Have an amazing 2016 from myself and the licensing team at We will endeavor to keep you informed throughout the coming year and beyond.

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About the Author

Dean Carr

Dean has been involved in alcohol licensing for over 20 years and has helped many independent retailers and corporate clients obtain a licence to sell alcohol or offer late night refreshment, regulated entertainment from all sorts of premises. Dean writes articles for various trade related blogs and is currently Managing Director of the PLT group of companies who run APLH and SCPLH personal alcohol licence courses nationwide. You can contact Dean or a member of his expert licensing team on: 01242 222 188

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