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Nottingham - opposition to Late Night Levy plans for whole city

19/06/14


Commenting on moves toward a Late Night Levy in Nottingham, Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, said:


“I hope local councillors step back from these plans, which would do damage to the whole city’s economy, and not just the city centre. It would undermine all local partnerships between the police, the local council, and Nottingham businesses.


“If the Levy goes ahead, it would be hugely disappointing, after all the great work being done throughout Nottingham, including its Business Improvement District, for several years.


“The prospect of a costly new tax for local businesses seriously undermines the progress made in developing voluntary local partnerships, and it will always be more difficult to get existing business on board, and attract new businesses to the area, if they feel new taxes are on the horizon.


“Several other authorities with important night-time economies, such as Leeds and Bristol, have looked at the evidence and decided this is not the best way forward. There is still time for Nottingham city councillors to do the same.”





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