Raffles: Are you hosting an illegal lottery?

Raffles: Are you hosting an illegal lottery?

You may have seen across our social media during the festive season we were hosting a charity raffle in aid of York Foodbank; however, did you know, that hosting a raffle such as this can require formal registration for it to be legal? The Gambling Act 2005 looks to...
York Pavement Licence Renewals

York Pavement Licence Renewals

Any pub, café, shop or restaurant with outside chairs and tables which is located in York can only operate these outside areas with a Pavement Licence issued by City of York Council. The deadline for the next annual renewal was 1st October and we understand that there...
EXTENSION TO PAVEMENT LICENCES AND CHANGE TO YORK FOOTSTREET HOURS

EXTENSION TO PAVEMENT LICENCES AND CHANGE TO YORK FOOTSTREET HOURS

The government have confirmed an extension to the temporary Pavement Licences provisions (that were brought in due to Covid) for at least another year – i.e. until 30th September 2023.  This means that businesses can apply for a Pavement Licence – e.g. for cafes, pubs...
New Licensing Policy for York City Centre

New Licensing Policy for York City Centre

All aspects of premises/alcohol licences in the centre of York are governed by the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy and a new Policy has just been issued, covering the period from 2022 to 2027. This is in conjunction with a Cumulative Impact Assessment that...
DEADLINE COMING UP FOR RENEWAL OF YORK PAVEMENT CAFE LICENSES!

DEADLINE COMING UP FOR RENEWAL OF YORK PAVEMENT CAFE LICENSES!

York has looked so different this last year as the operators of pubs, cafes and restaurants have made use of the new temporary pavement cafe licences and put tables and chairs out on to the streets and pavements of the city.  The good news for these traders is that...