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Posted By: Folkiedave
10-Nov-04 - 02:31 PM
Thread Name: A little more news on Licensing
Subject: RE: A little more news on Licensing
From the DCMS website....."We estimate this new system will free up around 80 million over the first three years of full operation, for local authorities and the police to spend on better intelligence-lead enforcement to target rogue premises - benefiting the whole community".

When it means "free up" it means raise extra revenue of course. Now the local authority can only raise money to cover the cost of licensing so where is this money coming from? And how will the extra cash be divided up between the local authority and the police? I will believe it when I see it.

And what will a rogue premise be? Can't be one that serves after time for example - there will be no such thing. Could it be ones that have entertainment when they have no license?

And what has happened with this flat rate of course is that the larger multi-nationals who probably contribute to the Labour Party and have the ear of the government will pay a lot less whilst the local small folk friendly pub will pay a lot more.

Nice one Tony.

Dave Eyre