The Supreme Court has handed down a very important ruling with regards to the disclosure of police cautions and minor convictions. The Court ruled that the disclosure of cautions and/or minor convictions would be incompatible with human rights legislation in England and Wales.
In particular, the ruling affects those applying for certain kinds of jobs involving work with children or the vulnerable.
A new landmark taskforce, being setup and chaired by the LGA, is being in an attempt to address concerns around high street betting shop clustering and the harm caused by Fixed Odds Betting Terminal machines.
Many readers may be aware of Innsatiable in Farnham, a business primarily trading in furniture but where you can get “free” beer. For many years Innsatiable traded in this manner without an alcohol premises licence.
Business owner, Mr Atkins, said, "If they want to buy a beer mat they can buy a beer mat, if they want to buy our furniture they can buy our furniture."
The Government has recently announced plans to revise Magistrates’ Court fines by raising the maximum limits in relation to the standard scale for fines. The table below sets out the current and proposed future levels: