Between April and July 2012 Poppleston Allen contacted almost every licensing authority in England and Wales in order to assess licensing authorities' current proposals for the Late Night Levy (the Levy) and Early Morning Restriction Orders (EMROs).
The levy is a power, soon to be introduced, by which licensing authorities may introduce a charge for premises that have a licence permitting to sell alcohol for consumption between midnight and 6am. EMROs, to be introduced at the same time as the Levy, will allow licensing authorites to restrict sales of alcohol in the whole or part of their areas from any specified period between midnight and 6am.
The Home Office published a consultation on these measures in January 2012 and in early 2012 issued its response.
Both the Levy and EMROs are scheduled for introduction on 31 October 2012.
For more information please see the downloads below.
Briefing note - Early Morning Restiriction Orders
Briefing note - Late Night Levy
Briefing note - Live Music Act
Poppleston Allen Survey 2012 Executive Summary
Licensing Authorities considering the Late Night Levy
Licensing Authorities considering Early Morning Restiriction Orders