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BBPA comments on Home Office consultation

17/01/12


Commenting on the release today of the Home Office consultation on ‘Late Night Drinking’, Brigid Simmonds, BBPA Chief Executive, said:


“If the Government is serious about cutting red tape for small businesses like pubs, they need to think carefully.


“More and more alcohol is drunk at home, yet more and more red tape is heaped on pubs.


“We will certainly keep pressing the Government to make these measures less onerous.


“EMROs must not be used in an arbitrary way and should be limited in their time span.


“The Government should ensure that councils cannot charge extortionate Late Night Levy rates. Ideas put forward to exempt restaurants and members’ clubs from the levy would be unfair, and could leave pubs footing the entire bill.


“Overall, these additional costs will be an obstacle to growth in the sector and the creation of much-needed new jobs.”



Resources

» Home Office Consultation Document



Tags:

Regulation, Pubs, EMROs/Late Night Levy, Licensing , Alcohol policy


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