Let’s talk about ‘opening time’

Let’s talk about ‘opening time’ It’s hard not to be cynical nowadays – particularly if you have more than a passing interest in the hospitality trade. Whatever promising noises the Government makes (and there have been enough to smash even the most lenient council’s decibel limit), none of us is holding our breath that the […]

Make the most of trade-friendly moves

Make the most of trade-friendly moves It may sound like a bad joke, but the slightly odd truth is that now isn’t the worst time to be thinking about your licence. Obviously there’s next to no licensed trade happening, but if you can bring yourself to look a little way down the line – when […]

Perfect time to spring clean your licence​

Perfect time to spring clean your licence No point in sugar-coating it – things are bleak for the hospitality industry at the moment. But rather than bemoaning our luck, or lack of it, there are positive steps we can take – and ones which will lay the foundations for a swifter recovery once we get […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas andHappy New Year All the team at Complete Licensing would like to thank you for your support over what has been a difficult and very different year. It’s been the most testing period for the hospitality industry that any of us can remember but we’re full of admiration at the way venue owners, […]

Squeezing the life out of our Live Events industry​

Squeezing the life out of our Live Events industry Let’s start by stating the obvious: This Covid-19 pandemic has left millions of people throughout Britain in a horrible state of uncertainty about their future. Without going down the rabbit hole of facts and figures (this is a blog post not a company report) we can […]

Adding some cheer to a not-so-merry Christmas ​

Adding some cheer to a not-so-merry Christmas ‘Tis the season to be jolly– well, jollyish, as long as you don’t live in a Tier 3 area. As ever, we’re fully behind the Government’s continuing attempts to fight the spread of the Covid-19 virus, but for millions of people across great swathes of England the news […]

All hands to the pumps as takeaways take off

All hands to the pumps as takeaways take off So the doors of restaurants, bars and pubs are firmly shut once more as England navigates a path through Lockdown:2 (The Slightly Lighter Version). No arguments here about the need to preserve life and protect the vulnerable, but the economic cost is obviously a huge concern. […]

Roll up and drink up under the Big Top​

Roll up and drink up under the Big Top Roll up! Roll up! The greatest show on earth is coming to town – London Town, that is. In what might be the most inspired piece of recycling you’ve heard of, the top level of a high-rise car park in Wapping is about to be turned […]

Clubbing together to save the industry​

Clubbing together to save the industry As we tick off the nth month of Covid-19 (who’s still counting??), one thing we can all agree on is that we can’t all agree on the precise rules and regulations governing our nation’s response to the pandemic. Bad enough for the population as a whole. Ten times worse […]

Sacrificial lamb’s off today – the restaurant had to close​

Sacrificial lamb’s off today – the restaurant had to close There can’t be too many people working in the hospitality sector who would put the full weight of their voting might squarely behind this Government should a snap election be called in the near future.   Not that Prime Minister Boris Johnson would have any […]