News London Borough of Hackney Approve Late Night Levy

London Borough of Hackney to Introduce Late Night Levy

"Hackney’s full Council on the 26th July 2017 approved the Late Night Levy.

The Council have agreed the following:

  • To introduce the Late Night Levy on 1st November 2017
  • The Late Night Levy supply period will be from 00:01 to 06:00
  • There will be no exemption categories and no reductions. 
  • The proportion of the net levy payments to be paid to the Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) will be 70%.

The Council have also agreed that the Group Director for Neighbourhoods and Housing creates a management board to oversee how the revenue is spent. Representatives from Licensed Premises liable to pay the levy would be invited to participate in this arrangement.

The Council will accept free variations to reduce the hours in order to avoid the Levy payment. The Council have not decided when the free variations can be applied for or if a condition can be added to the premises licence in order to avoid the levy.

Once we have further information we will update you."

For further information on this issue or any other legal licensing problems contact partner James Anderson on 0115 953 8500.