News London Borough of Camden Late Night Levy (news)

London Borough of Camden consultation on the Late Night Levy

  • Date: 09 October 2015
  • Author/Solicitor: Clare Eames

Last night Camden Council Licensing Committee approved a proposal to introduce the Late Night Levy and carry out a  public consultation on the proposal.

The Licensing Committee approved the following in respect of the intended 'design' of the Late Night Levy:

  • The late night supply period to apply between midnight and 6am
  • An exemption for premises who only supply alcohol within the supply period on New Year's Eve into New Year's Day.
  • To reject any other exemptions that could apply
  • To consult on whether to grant a 30% reduction for premises that participate in business led best practice schemes such as BIDs
  • To consult on whether to grant a 30% reduction to premises in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief

The Licensing Committee also agreed to approve the proposal that all revenue received is used as a single fund between the Council and police, to be agreed through discussion with MOPAC. Although under legislation the percentage split between police and Council should be at least 70% to the police and 30% to the Council, which was also approved.

We understand that the statutory public consultation on the Late Night Levy is due to begin this Monday 12 October 2015 and will last for four weeks. Full details, including details on how to respond, will be available on the Council website from this date.

A report on the results of the statutory consultation will be presented for consideration to the Licensing Committee on 18 November 2015 so that they can make a recommendation to the full Council on whether to introduce the Late Night Levy, the proposed date for the full Council decision is 25 January 2016.

As the Council needs to notify all relevant persons at least three months before the the introduction of the Late Night Levy, the earliest the Late Night Levy may be introduced is 25 April 2016.

A copy of the report from the Licensing Committee meeting yesterday can be found here, along with a webcast of the meeting itself.

We will keep you updated with the progress of this matter.

For more information please contact Clare Eames

Source: Poppleston Allen