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Posted By: Teribus
15-Nov-02 - 08:01 AM
Thread Name: BS: Queen's speech, and licensing reforms
Subject: RE: BS: Queen's speech, and licensing reforms
Hi Grab,

An example, my local pub, Licensee applied under the old system for a PEL, as you say no problem in that, although under the old system there was a charge for the license (around 350). What then happenned was that there was a stream of visitors on the doorstep to inspect the pub - Health & Safety, Fire Brigade, Police, etc, etc. After each inspection the Licensee was presented with a hit-list of work to be undertaken before the entertainment license could be granted. By the time the license was issued the actual cost to the Licensee was something in the region of 6000.