Serving Alcohol at Events – License Savy

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There is always more to events than just putting up a few pretty decorations, booking the band and checking the guest list. Unless the party is for children or teetotallers, not that there is anything wrong with either, those who do enjoy a bevvy or two will not find it much of a party. If […]

What’s the Deal with Raffles and Lotteries?

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Everyone – event attendees and organisers – loves a good raffle, right? It’s cheap and easy fun for all the family, with none of the risk of the blackjack table. Unfortunately, there are rules in the United Kingdom which govern how such raffles can be run and operated. The effect of the Gambling Act 2005, […]

Help With Premises Licenses & Temporary Event Notices

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As discussed in my last post, the Licensing Act 2003 makes certain activities in the United Kingdom licensed. What that ultimately means is: if you wish to provide that kind of entertainment at your event, you’re going to need a license to do it. This post will cover the difference between premises licenses and temporary […]

Licensable activities: What do I need a license for?

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The Licensing Act 2003 is the act which governs licensable activities within the UK. The aim of the act is to provide a comprehensive framework which covers all licensable activities, which includes regulating the sale and supply of alcohol, the provision of entertainment, and the provision of late night refreshment. It also covers offences relating […]