In Brief

LICENSING GUIDANCE
A phone line to give guidance on the new licensing laws and give information on deadlines and key contact details has been set up by local authorities and the Government. The number to call is 020 7072 7447. Licensees can also
e-mail licensing@lga.gov.uk

NEW DISTRIBUTOR
A new company, Miller Brands (UK), has been set up to manage the sales, marketing and distribution in the UK of Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Castle Lager.

GUM BILL FIGHT
The Second Reading of a Private Bill to ban the sale of chewing gum in London took place in the House of Lords on July 5.
The National Federation of Retail Newsagents is campaigning against the Bill. Colin Finch, chairman of the NFRN Legal Parliamentary Committee, said: “We are working closely with Wrigley’s and contacting MPs as the ultimate destination of this Bill will be the House of Commons.”

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