Licensing law

Consultation on regulation of sexual entertainment venues

A consultation on updating licensing requirements for premises offering sexual entertainment such as lap dancing.

Consultation on primary authority arrangements relating to the devolved regulatory responsibilities of local authorities in Scotland

This consultation seeks views on whether some equivalent of the UK Primary Authority initiative - which allows a business which has branches in a number of local authority areas to form a partnership with one local authority in order to receive tailored support in relation to a specified range of regulation - should be adopted in Scotland, in the context of Scottish regulation.

Consultation on Draft Glasgow Commonwealth Games (Trading and Advertising) (Scotland) Regulations 2013

It is a requirement of hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games that the Scottish Government meet its commitments to the Commonwealth Games Federation to regulate outdoor trading and advertising in and around Games venues.

Licensing of metal dealers

A consultation on expanding the licensing regime for scrap metal dealers and prohibiting cash paymnents for scrap metal.

Drug cutting agents

This consultation seeks views on the proposal to introduce new powers to allow law enforcement agencies to seize and detain chemical substances suspected of being used as drug cutting agents.

Further options for alcohol licensing

A consultation on proposals for changes to the alcohol licensing regime in Scotland.

Proposals for change to taxi and private hire car licensing

A consultation on proposed changes to taxi and private hire car licensing in Scotland.

Proposals for licensing air weapons in Scotland

A consultation seeking views on Scottish Government proposals for how best to introduce an air weapon licensing system.

Street trading and pedlary laws: a joint consultation on draft regulations to repeal the Pedlars Acts (UK wide) and make changes to the street trading legislation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

The purpose of the consultation is to ensure that the street trading and pedlary regimes comply fully with the requirements of the Services Directive. The UK Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are seeking views from stakeholders in relation to the repeal of the Pedlars Acts and changes to their respective street trading regimes. The Scottish Government is only seeking views in relation to the repeal of the Pedlars Acts.