News Date Announced for Commencement of Changes to the Licensing Act 2003

Date Announced for Commencement of Changes to the Licensing Act 2003

“The Policing and Crime 2017 (Commencement Number 1 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017 has been made, which means that the following changes will now take place on 6th April 2017:

  • There will be a single appeal on 48 hours’ notice against Interim Steps for the Premises Licence Holder, unless there has been a material change in circumstances;
  • There is a provision now for the Licensing Authority at the hearing of the full review following a Summary Review to consider the Interim Steps imposed, and whether they should continue, and until when;
  • The Licensing Authority, having the power to suspend, for up to 6 months, or revoke a Personal Licence upon it becoming aware a Personal Licence Holder has been convicted of a relevant offence.

We still await the date when changes will be made to put Cumulative Impact Policies onto a Statutory footing, and to provide greater flexibility for the use of Late Night Levies.”

For further information on Cumulative Impact Polices, the Late Night Levy or any licensing issue, contact Managing Partner Jonathan Smith on 0115 953 8500