ALMR chief executive Kate Nicholls argued a voluntary partnership scheme would be more effective than a late-night levy.
She added: “Local authorities across the UK need to work with their local pubs and bars to solve any problems arising in their areas.”
The cost of policing
The levy would involve late-night venues supplementing the cost of local policing, however, the ALMR has in the past advocated voluntary partnerships as an alternative, a strategy recently adopted in Cheltenham.
Hackney Council had been consulting on proposals to introduce a levy to the east London borough for the past two months with the consultation closing shortly after the ALMR’s response on Sunday (7 May).
The BBPA had already responded to the consultation, also calling the proposed levy an “indiscriminate tax”.