Nottingham considers late-night levy

By Ellie Bothwell

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Nottinghamshire Police said policing the night-time economy costs the city more than £1.5m a year
Nottinghamshire Police said policing the night-time economy costs the city more than £1.5m a year
Nottingham City Council is considering introducing a late-night levy, a move that could cost local pubs £446,000.

The local authority’s licensing committee published a report today (16 December) stating that it plans to consult on a late-night levy scheme in the New Year and the fee is a “strategic choice”, part of the council’s “medium term financial plan”.

If approved, the fee, charged to premises authorised to sell alcohol between midnight and 6am, will be implemented from 1 October 2014 and provide an approximate revenue of £446,000.

The amount of levy would depend on the rateable value of the premises and range from £299 and £4,440 annually.

Reductions and exceptions

Nottingham has 398 licensed premises open between midnight and 6am, but premises in the local Business Improvement District (BID) would receive a 30% reduction on the levy, while venues with overnight accommodation, community premises and premises only open after midnight on New Year’s Day would be exempt.

As part of the report, Nottinghamshire Police provided figures showing that policing for the reduction and prevention of crime and disorder in connection with the supply of alcohol between midnight and 6am costs the city more than £1.5m a year.

Related topics: Licensing law

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