News Archive

This section features current and archived News Articles released by National Pubwatch. If you have some news you would like to see featured here please contact us.

Business and Planning Act 2020

22/7/20: From today, you can apply for a pavement licence to trade outside and off-sales are automatically added to all premises licences. The following update is provided by Licensing Defence Barristers The Business and Planning Bill received Royal Assent today and is now law. The provisions of the 2020 Act comes into effect immediately. […]

Luton security boss convicted for second time for operating illegally

20 July 2020: Story courtesy of Security Industry Authority Repeat offender, Robert Dass, a former Luton security boss has paid a significant confiscation order after being found guilty of operating illegally for the second time. On 15 July 2020 Robert Dass, was fined £1800 for two counts of contravention of the Private Security Industry […]

Local Lockdown and Premises Licences – What you need to know

21/7/20: Local authorities have been given new statutory powers to impose local restrictions affecting licensed premise and outdoor events.  How does this affect your premises licence? The below overview is provided by Licensing Defence Barristers The Regulations – Brief introduction Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No.3) Regulations 2020 (‘the Regulations’) that came into force […]

National Pubwatch – New Sponsor for Bravery & Meritorious Conduct Award

National Pubwatch are delighted to announce that the new sponsors of our ‘Bravery & Meritorious Conduct Award’ are ‘The Licensing Guys’. The award aims to recognise those individuals whose actions have either saved lives or minimised physical harm in the Night-Time economy. It is open to people who work in the pub and hospitality trade, […]

Nottingham Pubwatch Hosts Virtual Meeting

8/6/20: Nottingham City Pubwatch held a virtual meeting; possibly one of the first to host such a gathering in the country. The meeting was held via Zoom and was also streamed live to the groups private Facebook page. National Pubwatch East Midlands regional representative, Michael Kheng, joined the meeting and said that he was amazed […]

Coronavirus – Licensing Pre-opening Checklist

21/5/20: Checklist courtesy of Poppleston Allen • Check the current DPS is still working at the premises and how many personal licence holders you have working on site. • Has there been a change to the premises licence holder or their registered address? • Is the Premises Licence Summary and Section 57 Notice on display? […]

‘Sobriety tags’ come into force

Criminals who commit alcohol-fuelled crime may be banned from drinking and made to wear ‘sobriety tags’ after new legislation comes into force today (19 May 2020). 19/5/20: Story courtesy of Ministry of Justice • ankle tags to monitor offenders’ alcohol intake • drinking could see offenders returned to court for further sanctions • national rollout […]

Woebot® 3 mths FREE

The Licensed Trade Charity is happy to make the Woebot® App available to Licensed Trade people across the UK for three months, for free. Woebot® will work with users daily to reduce stress, combat isolation and help support with the symptoms of depression and anxiety. A mental wellbeing tool that has been adapted to give […]