With the late-night levy and early morning restriction orders (EMROs) not set to come into force until October, a number of other regulations introduced today could have a significnant impact for licensees.
- Doubling of the fine for persistent underage sales to £20,000
- Making it easier to shut businesses selling alcohol to under-18s
- Increasing the period of voluntary closure, as an alternative to a fine, from 48 to 336 hours (14 days)
- Health bodies being made responsible authorities so they are automatically notified about new premises applications
- The vicinity test being scrapped so that anyone can make representations whether they live close to a premises or not
- Temporary event notices being reformed, with environmental health authorities able to object.
Visit the Home Office website for more details.