Mudcat Café message #1438168 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #70681   Message #1438168
Posted By: DMcG
19-Mar-05 - 02:45 AM
Thread Name: A little more news on Licensing
Subject: RE: A little more news on Licensing
I wrote to my MP back on the 21st January ask what the position was at the same time as I made my posting above. On 31st January I got a letter from DCMS saying I would get a reply with 18 days and it finally arrived this morning. Signed by Richard Caborn, the Minister concerned, it confirms that we will need a licence but are exempt from fees. As has been discussed many times before, this means that the hall owner may still have costs associated with obtaining the licence in the first place, such as inspection charges, alterations, etc, and they may decide they don't want the hassle.