‘I should have been a tenant’ – more on Bristol property guardians – Nearly Legal

Posted January 16th, 2017 in housing, landlord & tenant, licensing, news by sally

‘As far as property guardians go, all the action seems to be taking place in Bristol. As well as the issues (and possession claim) noted here, there is a separate possession claim going on, with Camelot seeking possession against Greg Roynon, who was also living in one of the former nursing homes.’

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Nearly Legal, 15th January 2017

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Bookmakers face losing their licence and huge fines over problem gambling The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2017 in fines, gambling, licensing, money laundering, news, regulations, sanctions by sally

‘Gambling firms that fail to tackle problem gambling and money laundering face heftier fines and a higher risk of losing their operating licence under a tougher regime to be unveiled by the industry’s regulator.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2017

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Tales of the private sector – Nearly Legal

‘A collation of cases and stories from the private sector, and a series of reminders that a database of rogue landlords, and indeed banning orders, can’t come soon enough.’

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Nearly Legal, 8th January 2017

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Minibus licence loophole puts people at risk – councils – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in criminal records, licensing, news, transport by sally

‘A legal loophole that allows minibus drivers to operate without undergoing a criminal record check is putting passengers in danger, councils say.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2016

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Police will need licence to practise for child sex abuse cases, says Rudd – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2016 in child abuse, licensing, news, police, sexual offences, speeches by tracey

‘Police officers investigating child sex abuse are to be required to be specially trained and accredited in the same way as specialist firearms officers under proposals announced by the home secretary.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2016

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Pilot online convictions with TV licence evasion, says Law Society – Legal Futures

Posted November 21st, 2016 in electronic filing, guilty pleas, licensing, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘The government should pilot its plans to digitise low-level summary convictions with TV licence evasion, rather than train and tram fare evasion, the Law Society has said.’

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Legal Futures, 21st November 2016

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European Court backs sex shop owners in licensing fee battle with council – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 18th, 2016 in EC law, fees, licensing, news, sex establishments by sally

‘Licensing authorities are precluded from requiring applicants for the grant or renewal of authorisation to pay a fee that includes in part the costs of managing and enforcing the relevant scheme, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th November 2016

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Crackdown on rogue landlords to include new minimum bedroom size – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2016 in housing, landlord & tenant, licensing, news by sally

‘A new minimum bedroom size and the extension of licensing to thousands more properties are to form part of a government crackdown on rogue landlords who cram tenants into overcrowded homes.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2016

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Woman sentenced for illegal trade of tiger skins – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A woman has been given a six month suspended prison sentence at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court for attempting to sell two tiger skin rugs illegally on eBay in 2014.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 30/09/2016

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Men sentenced over illegal supply of migrant workers in East Anglia – The Guardian

‘Two brothers who acted as illegal gangmasters in Wisbech have been given two-year prison sentences suspended for two years at Cambridge crown court.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2016

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Bar takes next step towards ABS licensing – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 7th, 2016 in alternative business structures, barristers, licensing, news by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board has announced a new step towards becoming a licensing body for alternative business structures by beginning the process of picking intervention agents. The regulator’s long-standing ambition to handle ABSs was approved by the Legal Services Board in March this year but the body is still awaiting formal designation by the lord chancellor.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th September 2016

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Make health material consideration in planning and licensing law: MPs – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 2nd, 2016 in health, licensing, local government, news, planning, select committees by sally

‘The Government must make good on its commitment to health in all policies by enshrining health as a material consideration in planning and licensing law, MPs have said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st September 2016

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Mass surveillance ruled out as BBC iPlayer loophole closes – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2016 in BBC, enforcement, internet, licensing, news by sally

‘Mass surveillance will not be used to catch people who watch catch-up BBC content following the introduction on Thursday of new rules to close the “iPlayer loophole”.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2016

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Uber wins right to challenge driver English tests – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2016 in examinations, judicial review, licensing, news, taxis, transport by sally

‘Uber has won the right to take Transport for London (TfL) to court over new rules that would force its drivers to pass English tests.’

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BBC News, 2nd September 2016

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TV licence iPlayer rules come into force – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2016 in BBC, internet, licensing, media, news by sally

‘All iPlayer users must now own a TV licence, regardless of whether or not they watch programmes live.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2016

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Strip club to go to court to challenge licence renewal refusal – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 26th, 2016 in appeals, licensing, local government, news, sex establishments by sally

‘A Leicester strip club is to go to a magistrates’ court to challenge the city council’s refusal to renew its licence.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th August 2016

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Gambling regulator looks to clamp down on unlicensed e-sports betting and gambling of ‘in-game’ items – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in class actions, gambling, internet, interpretation, licensing, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The British gambling regulator has warned online platforms that facilitate bets on e-sports or which allow gamers to gamble virtual items they have obtained when gaming that they might require a gambling licence to continue with their operations.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd August 2016

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MPs urge action on “significant” legal loophole in taxi licensing – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in codes of practice, licensing, local government, news, parliament, taxis by sally

‘MPs have called on the Government to address a “damaging and significant legal loophole” that allows taxis licensed by other local authorities to operate within Rotherham, even if the drivers have had their application for a Rotherham licence rejected.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th August 2016

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Does the BBC really have a digital licence to snoop? – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2016 in BBC, internet, investigatory powers, licensing, media, news, privacy, spying by sally

‘Reports of the corporation’s mass surveillance of iPlayer viewers evading their annual fee may be exaggerated.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2016

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Betting shops can only provide gaming machines alongside ‘substantive facilities for non-remote betting’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 3rd, 2016 in gambling, licensing, news by tracey

‘Betting shops, bingo halls and casinos will face new restrictions on installing gaming machines on their premises under new licensing conditions finalised by the British Gambling Commission.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd August 2016

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