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News: Bristol consulting on new Cumulative Impact Area around City Centre 01 Oct 2020

The previous 6 Cumulative Impact areas were removed on the 1st August 2020

News: An advisory on Standard Conditions for Fast Track Pavement Licences under the Business & Planning Bill 21 Jul 2020

With the Business & Planning Bill likely to get Royal assent today here are some thoughts on how standard conditions will apply to the new fast track pavement licences

News: Bristol set to remove all Cumulative Impact Policies 15 Jul 2020

The move has been approved by the full council and is to take effect from 1st August 2020

News: Compliance with licence conditions on reopening 23 Jun 2020

With the hospitality industry set to reopen from the 4th of July there are many questions on how to navigate compliance with licence conditions

News: LGA publishes Licensing Act Handbook for Councillors (England and Wales) 01 Aug 2019

New Guidebook for councillors on Licensing Act

News: Judicial Review of Hackney Council’s Licensing Policy - Update 06 Jun 2019

Judicial Review has been ‘struck out’.

News: Residents Group given permission for the Judicial Review of Hackney council’s licensing policy 22 Mar 2019

Council’s decision to implement revised policy to be scrutinised

News: Revised Hackney Statement of Licensing Policy under challenge from campaign group 24 Oct 2018

Residents group seeks Judicial Review

News: Brighton and Hove City Council urged to include Central Hove in the Council’s ‘Special Stress Area’ 10 Aug 2018

Local Councillors have called for action to include Central Hove in their ‘Special Stress Area’ prompting a review of Brighton and Hove City Licensing Policy.

News: Government Issues Revised Statutory Guidance 01 May 2018

Government Issues Revised Statutory Guidance

What is a cumulative impact policy? 22 Nov 2017

It is important to be fully aware of the impact of Local Authorities' Cumulative Impact Policies on sites which are to be used for licensable activities.

News: More Detail on Government’s Response to HoL Committee 07 Nov 2017

Further detail on Government’s Response

News: Government Response to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 Published 06 Nov 2017

Government responds in detail to the House of Lords Committee’s recommendations

News: Home Office issues revised Licensing Act 2003 Guidance 07 Apr 2017

The Home Office has today published its revised Guidance to the Licensing Act 2003 following recent changes

News: House of Lords Select Committee Report on The Licensing Act 2003 Published 04 Apr 2017

The House of Lords Select Committee on The Licensing Act 2003 publishes its report on the post-legislative scrutiny of the Licensing Act 2003

News: Date Announced for Commencement of Changes to the Licensing Act 2003 20 Mar 2017

Date Announced for Commencement of Changes to the Licensing Act 2003

News: Updates to the Policing and Crime Bill 17 Oct 2016

Parliament set mid-October date to debated changes to the Policing and Crime Bill.

News: Clauses for CIP and Levy Amendments to Policing and Crime Bill now available 26 Sep 2016

Amendments to Policing and Crime Bill now uploaded to Government website.

News: Government clauses tabled on Cumulative Impact Assessments and Late Night Levy 23 Sep 2016

Government clauses amending the Late night levy and placing cumulative impact policies on a statutory footing have been tabled in Parliament today

News: The Lottery of a Licensing Appeal 19 May 2016

Appeal hearings - what you need know.

News: Cumulative Impact Policies - Onwards, Upwards, Outwards 17 Mar 2016

Cumulative impact policies can be extremely difficult to overcome

Q & A: Bid to go upmarket 05 Nov 2015

My premises fall in a cumulative impact area and my application for variation has received representations. What can I do?

News: Hackney Council Postpones Licensing Policy Consultation until 2016 13 Aug 2015

Hackney Council will continue with its current policy and re-consult on a new licensing policy in 2016

Q & A: Licence applications within a cumulative impact policy area 02 Apr 2015

Will my licence application be refused as it falls within a cumulative impact area?

News: An accumulating concern 12 Feb 2015

Decisions must be based on evidence when it comes to deciding on cumulative impact policies