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ET Feedback on the New Licensing Laws. (14) RE: Feedback on the New Licensing Laws. 13 Mar 05

I agree of course that your legal interpretation is correct but the wrteched DCMS has asked for views on music and it is certainly true that many licences are greatly troubled by this legislation and do not understand it. Here in Yorkshire for example the many officials to look after the new law have been established at council tax payers expense and to their surpise have received about 1% of the applications expected. This is because the application form under the new "deregulation" act has gone from 1 page and 30 per 3 years to about 20 pages (with spelling errors and missing partsd, goodness knows what cost increase and many are more than a bit nervous about filling the wretched thing in! Any help over the music bit might help?

It is concerning to note that the Government have not, as yet, actually set up the second commencement date. Much speculation around November 2005 but date not yet actually set in stone.

However the 6th Agust 2005 has been set for applications that will receive "grandparent" rights - that is existing terms and conditions and for existing licensees - missing this date could prove costly.

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