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Licence consultation to begin

Amendments aimed to reduce admin

A Government consultation begins tomorrow (27 July) to gather feedback from businesses, charities and individuals on proposed changes to alcohol and public entertainment licences.

The drafted amendments aim to reduce the administration required by moving away from a three-yearly application process, to a rolling certificate with an annual fee.

This means that holders will automatically be approved year-on-year if they continue to meet industry standards and haven't been subject to any enforcement action.

There are also proposals to include changes to the types of licence available, expanding to cover mobile or ‘pop up’ licences, and greater flexibility for events.

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