City of London proposes late-night levy

By John Harrington

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Related tags: Late-night levy, London, Violent crime, Crime

The City of London Council consultation runs until 6 September
The City of London Council consultation runs until 6 September
The City of London is the latest area to examine plans to implement a late-night levy from 1 April 2014.

The City of London Council has launched a consultation into plans for the levy to operate between either midnight and 6am or 1am to 6am.

In its consultation document, the authority says that, excluding 10pm, the greatest number of crimes in the area take place between midnight and 5am. It says just over 50% of violent crimes committed in the City are alcohol related, and the proportion increases to 80% between midnight and 6am.

The authority would collect £475,000 from the levy if applied after midnight, or £302,000 if applied after 1am. The consultation runs until 6 September.

For the latest council developments, see out interactive EMRO and late-night levy map.

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