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Licensing of outdoor drinking and dining - briefing note

Licensing of outdoor drinking and dining

As pubs and restaurants come out of lockdown and following the introduction of Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020, councils are working hard to support businesses to re-open safely.

Approaches to the use of screens in private hire vehicles (PHVs) and taxis (during the COVID-19 pandemic)

Approaches to the use of screens in private hire vehicles (PHVs) and taxis during the COVID-19 pandemic

To support authorities in considering this, this note signposts councils to relevant general guidance, as well sharing approaches taken by authorities which have taken a position on the use of screens. 

Approaches to managing licensing and related issues during the COVID-19 pandemic

Approaches to managing licensing and related issues during the COVID-19 pandemic

A summary of issues councils’ licensing teams and others have raised with the LGA and outlines how these could be managed based on a set of key principles and examples of what councils have already advised us they are doing in response.

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Public health and the Licensing Act 2003

The Licensing Act 2003 (the Act) introduced a modern, integrated scheme, administered by local authorities and covering the retail sale of alcohol, the supply of alcohol, the provision of various forms of entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment. The focus of the Act is the promotion of the four statutory licensing objectives:

Licensing Act 2003 - Councillor’s handbook (England and Wales)

Licensing Act 2003 - Councillor’s handbook (England and Wales)

Licensing makes a fundamental contribution to how our communities develop, live, work and relax. With the right tools, councils can use licensing to significantly improve the chances of businesses and residents moving to an area, whether in the heart of London or in a more rural district.

Approaches to managing the night-time economy

Approaches to managing the night-time economy

A resource for councils looking at ways to strengthen and improve the management of the night-time economy.

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Gambling regulation: Councillor handbook (England and Wales)

The LGA has updated its councillor handbook on gambling to coincide with local authorities revising their statements of licensing principles ahead of publication in January 2019.

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Government review of gaming machines and social responsibility

The Local Government Association has raised repeated concerns about the impact of high stakes Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) and betting shop clustering in local communities. We were therefore pleased that the Government launched the review of gaming machine stakes in 2016.

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Open for business: LGA guidance on locally set licence fees

This guidance aims to help councils understand the full breadth of issues that should be considered when setting local licence fees in order to meet legal obligations and provide the necessary reassurances to local businesses.

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LGA trading standards review: summary report

The LGA has published the summary report from its review of trading standards services.