The Licensing Act 2003
The Licensing Act 2003 has established a single regime for all licensed premises. Under the Act, local councils regulate four licensable activities:
- The sale of alcohol
- The supply of alcohol
- The provision of regulated entertainment
- The provision of late night refreshments (after 11pm)
Licensing authorities are responsible for administering the act in their areas. This includes issuing licences and working with the police and other authorities. They have four main objectives when carrying out their role:
- Prevention of crime and disorder
- Prevention of public nuisance
- Public safety
- Protection of children from harm
We regularly work with licensed venues, local authorities and the police and can advice you on all aspects of licensing law.
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