Newcastle City Council

JDW wins late night levy appeal


JDW wins late night levy appeal

By Ellie Bothwell

JD Wetherspoon has won an appeal against Newcastle City Council’s refusal to allow the company to vary three of its pubs’ hours to avoid paying a late-night levy.


Newcastle's late-night levy decision stinks of short-termism

By Mike Berry

It was only a matter of time. Newcastle City Council has become the first local authority to cross the Rubicon and introduce a late-night levy (LNL) — an additional tax that could have a significant impact on late-night bars, pubs and nightclubs in the...