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Licensing & Legal Issues News

Licensing & Legal Issues News from the Association of Festival Organisers.

 
It’s Not Just the Small Festivals

local authority requests...
Published on: 16th January 2020

 
POST-BREXIT GDPR

POST-BREXIT GDPR...
Published on: 3rd April 2019

 
New process for artists and sportspeople entering from Ireland

New process for artists and sportspeople entering from Ireland...
Published on: 6th March 2019

 
Top 5 things not to miss at Festout 2018

26th & 27th September 2018, Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey...
Published on: 25th September 2018

 
Festival and Outdoor Show announces stellar line up for event safety panels

Festout is a two day exhibition focusing on the festival and outdoor events market. The show covers the vast spectrum of events including but not limited to festivals, sport, culture, airshows, fayres, community and public e...
Published on: 20th September 2018

 
Time to get passionate with Nick Morgan at Festout

Next week (Sept 26th/ 27th) the movers and shakers of the outdoor events and festival sector will be found in Sandown Park Racecourse at Festout....
Published on: 20th September 2018

 
Notice to Customers regarding the implementation of a Modified Tariff LP.

You may be aware that on 15 May 2018 the Copyright Tribunal approved the terms of a Modified PRS Tariff LP – the tariff under which PPL PRS Ltd licenses “light and popular” live music events....
Published on: 7th June 2018

 
GDPR (GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS)

Members will have read lots about GDPR over the last few months. It is shortly to become law and you need to make sure you are up to speed. By far the best advice we can offer you is to look at the website www.ico.org.uk lo...
Published on: 24th May 2018

 
GDPR

Everyone and their dog is talking about the new GDPR regulations coming in May this year. But very few people are offering you a concrete solution....
Published on: 24th May 2018

 
A TAX REMINDER

Market stalls and caterers attract VAT!...
Published on: 16th May 2018

 
After 3 years of negotiation…. The new PRS tariff!!

AFO members and others will know from previous statements, PRS and AFO along with several other Live music promoters and associations have been discussing the Performing Right Society’s demand to increase the % rate of the...
Published on: 16th May 2018

 
Secondary ticketing sites pledge overhaul

Following CMA enforcement action, 3 major secondary ticketing websites have pledged a number of changes to the way information is provided to customers....
Published on: 3rd May 2018

 
Urgent News - Cash request Scam

BEWARE CASH REQUEST SCAM. Friends at Bristol Jazz Festival and World Music Engineer (Rob Ellmore) are warning us that Bristol Jazz and others have been targeted by a scam....
Published on: 12th February 2018

 
One-day GDPR conference

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on 25 May 2018. Most charities and not-for-profit organisations realise they should be reviewing their data protection practices now, and taking steps to prepare, but...
Published on: 31st January 2018

 
It’s ok, it’s never caught fire ...

It has been brought to our attention that some members have insurance policies that do not include any use of fire anywhere on their site. I strongly recommend that you check yours....
Published on: 18th July 2017

 
DATA - European legislation (GDPR)

It looks like the Europeans may be sending us a little bit more regulation before we drop out. This may not be a bad thing. Read on for more information on the General Data Protection Regulation which seeks to create a har...
Published on: 18th July 2017

 
Event and festival organisers asked to be vigilant regarding cloned SIA licenses

The following information is sent to event and festival organisers, event security providers and related associations to mitigate the risk caused by unlicensed staff. The SIA is investigating event security provider LS Armou...
Published on: 14th July 2017

 
Risk Assessment & Road Closures - AFO Training Day Report

On Thursday 4th May, AFO members from a range of different festival from around the UK attended an AFO Training Day at The Hawth Theatre, Crawley. The session was delivered by Andy Grove of HighGrove Events Limited who had ta...
Published on: 8th June 2017

 
Government quietly introduce insurance increased costs

When governments declare budgets, usually in March or April they trumpet the important bits and somehow manage to slip through all kinds of tiny changes that affect people at a later date. One of those ‘tiny changes’ i...
Published on: 26th May 2017

 
Crackdown on ticket touts

Professor Waterson is heard at last! Crackdown on ticket touts as the government ban bulk buying and re-selling has at last happened. The work of Professor Waterson and colleagues at UK Music has finally come home. The Guar...
Published on: 28th April 2017

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