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Draft regulations allowing licensed premises in England and Wales to open for longer over the weekend of the Queen's 90th birthday have been published. 18 Apr 2016
Better partnerships and more effective information-sharing at the local level will be needed to reduce alcohol-related crime and disorder, the government has said. 29 Mar 2016
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This guide was last updated in August 2015.
The legal position of 'interim steps' imposed by a licensing authority in England or Wales against premises where alcohol is sold in response to a police complaint is ambiguous and should be reviewed, the government has said. 15 Feb 2016
Changes to Scottish licensing laws including the reintroduction of the 'fit and proper' test for those applying for a licence to sell alcohol could be given final approval by the end of this month. 15 Jun 2015
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