The Scottish Government has issued a consultation to seek views on animal sanctuaries and rehoming agencies to be required to hold a license or be registered to carry out these activities depending on the size of the undertaking. It looks to refine proposals surrounding thresholds for registration and licensing and enforcement.

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on guidance on the provisions for licensing of sexual entertainment venues and changes to licensing of theatres.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has issued a consultation to seek views on the UK Government's proposals related to gaming machines and social responsibility measures.

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation to set out information relating to Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol, and the government's preferred price of 50 pence per unit of alcohol.

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport have issued a call for evidence regarding maximum stakes and prizes of gaming machines across all premises licensed under the Gambling Act 2005; the number and location of gaming machines across all licensed premises; and social responsibility measures to protect players and communities from gambling related harm.

The Scottish Government is holding a consultation on the impact of modern technology such as smartphone apps on the licensing regime for taxis and private hire cars.

The Gambling Commission is holding a public consultation on proposed amendments to license conditions, codes of practice and guidance to licensing authorities relating to non-remote betting, bingo and casino operators and how they make gaming machines available for use.