Alcohol licensing responsibility returns to the Home Office
The responsibility for licensing has returned to the authority of the Home Office under the new coalition government.
The Department for Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) which has been responsible for licensing for many years and which implemented the Licensing Act 2003, overseeing the greatest change to licensing in a generation has been stripped of its authority.
Well I say ‘stripped’ that’s not entirely true they have retained the responsibility over those sections of the licensing act which cover Regulated Entertainment.
So at this time the licensable activities under the Act have been split between the two government departments with the Home Office looking after the sale / supply of alcohol and the DCMS looking after regulated entertainment.
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- Consultancy Service – helps clients develop or re-focus their business and guide them towards success.
- The Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing (ARAR) designed for front-line staff to help them meet their statutory requirements;
- The National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (NCPLH) which qualifies candidates to apply for their personal licence;
- The National Certificate for Designated Premises Supervisors (NCDPS) which provides relevant information for anyone assuming the position of DPS in licensed premises.
- Conflict Management and Resolution training compliments personal development and helps employees deal proactively with Workplace Violence.
- Our Personal Safety for Lone Workers course teaches the core skills to help employees deal effectively with alcohol and drug related personal safety issues.
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Source – Beyond The Blue Training & Consultancy
Date – 1st August 2010
Submitted by – Peter Mayhew