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Amended guidance on the late night levy Published Date: 14/07/2023

The Government has published amended late night levy guidance.

The late night levy (‘the levy’) is a power, conferred on licensing authorities by provision in Chapter 2 of Part 2 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (‘the 2011 Act’). This enables licensing authorities to charge a levy to persons who are licensed to sell alcohol late at night in the authority’s area, as a means of raising a contribution towards the costs of policing the late night economy.

The decision to introduce the levy is an option available to all licensing authorities in the whole of their respective areas. The levy will be payable by the holders of any premises licence or club premises certificate (‘holders’), in relation to premises in the authority’s area, which authorise the sale or supply of alcohol on any days during a period (the ‘late night supply period’) beginning at or after midnight and ending at or before 6am.