Regulation / Responsiblity Deal / 04 August 2017

BBPA publishes updated guide on drugs and pubs

The BBPA has now published an updated guide for licensees on the laws around drugs as well as a host of useful information on how to deal with drug use and drug users on licensed premises.

The guide will ensure that licensees and their staff can be fully informed and equipped to tackle drug-related issues. It has been produced with valuable input from the Home Office and National Pubwatch.

Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, comments:

“Drugs can be associated with the night-time economy, and even the best-run premises are not always immune.

“A proactive approach to tackling illicit drugs and a strong relationship with the police and local authorities are the best way forward.

“Following this guidance will further ensure that licensees and staff are fully up-to-date on the law, and well equipped to deal with these issues.”

Steve Baker, Chairman of National Pubwatch, adds:

“National Pubwatch is pleased to have contributed to this important new guidance from the BBPA. Individuals who either use or deal in drugs can have a disproportionate impact on the pub and hospitality industry.

“It is in everyone’s interest that we work together to tackle the people who pose a real threat to customer safety and business profitability.”

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