News Home Office publish statistics on licensing

The Home Office today published The National Statistics figures for Alcohol and Late Night Refreshment Licensing England and Wales 2013/14.

The Home Office today published The National Statistics figures for Alcohol and Late Night Refreshment Licensing England and Wales 2013/14.

The publication contains statistics on premises licences, club premises certificates, personal licences, late night refreshment and 24-hour alcohol licences, Temporary Event Notices (TENs), Early Morning alcohol Restriction Orders (EMROs), late night levies as well as reviews, hearings and appeals and cumulative impact areas.

The headline figures include:

  • 204,300 premises licences in force in England and Wales on 31 March 2014, a slight increase of 0.1% (300) compared with the previous year, and an increase of 3% (6,300) compared with 31 March 2009.
  • 15,400 club premises certificates, 2% (-300) fewer than the previous year.
  • 581,000 personal licences, 6% (33,700) more than the previous year.
  • 208 cumulative impact areas in place on 31 March 2014, compared to 175 in the previous year.
  • 800 reviews completed in the year to 31 March 2014, 11% (-100) fewer than the previous year and 27% (-300) fewer than 31 March 2009.

The ground for completed reviews (or grounds, as more than one licensing objective was cited in some instances) were as follows: 653 were for crime and disorder, 314 were for protection of children, 258 were for public nuisance, and 193 were for public safety. The police were the main responsible authority, instigating 58% (468) of the total number of reviews. Trading standards were the second most common responsible authority, instigating 21% (167) of reviews whereas environmental health officers and local residents both instigated 7% (53) each.

A full review of the statistics, accompanying commentary tables of the data collected and is available online here:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/alcohol-and-late-night-refreshment-licensing-england-and-wales-31-march-2014/alcohol-and-late-night-refreshment-licensing-england-and-wales-31-march-2014