Mudcat Café message #1309529 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #70681   Message #1309529
Posted By: The Shambles
28-Oct-04 - 09:56 AM
Thread Name: A little more news on Licensing
Subject: RE: A little more news on Licensing
Only if they tick the box for entertainments when they apply for their first license under the new system.

While this is true it will I suspect be a detail that will be lost in practice and any later statistics. The assumption will be made that Premises Licence = permission for Regulated Entertainment and the places that have not applied or not received this permission will be just overlooked in the rush to claim the new Act to be a success.

Even if say 50% do not apply for this permission with their Premises Licence - the Government can still claim the 50% that do, is a take-up figure to be a substantially better one, than the previous 5%.

However, It is comparing apples and oranges as with the 5% take-up figure currently, much (exempt) live music can still take place - that will not be the case under the new Act.