Licensing / 11 June 2017

BBPA comments on Government response to Lords licensing report

The BBPA has today commented on the response by the Government to the House of Lords inquiry and report into the 2003 Licensing Act.

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds:

“I welcome the Government’s sensible, overall focus in making the existing legislation work better.

“In particular, there are no plans to increase licensing fees, or to take up the proposal that fees should be set locally, which was a concern.

“There will be further consultation on how the act applies to airports, and the response recognises the very specific issues involved.

“One disappointment is that the Government has not taken up the call to abolish the late-night levy or EMROs. I hope they will keep this under review, as partnership working, through the establishment of Business Improvement Districts as the Lords Committee recommended, is a much better approach.”

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