Mudcat Café message #826931 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53551   Message #826931
Posted By: GUEST,Peter from Essex
15-Nov-02 - 11:30 AM
Thread Name: BS: Queen's speech, and licensing reforms
Subject: RE: BS: Queen's speech, and licensing reforms
Grab wrote

As long as your publican has enough brains to fill out a form to add live music to his license (which won't cost him anything except the time to fill out the form), I don't see there's a problem. If he doesn't, there's really no-one except himself to blame.


BUT
If its a current session no problem, possibly (I'm sure local authorities will find a loop hole for an extra fee). Details must be included in the landlords business plan. If the session folds and he finds no replacement music then the business plan must be updated (fee payable)

If there is no music currently then to obtain permission for entertainment on the premises license the landlord will have to submit a business plan stating what music will be provided. Any changes to the business plan will be subject to a fee and possibly reinspection (another fee).

As I have stated on various forums already, all the problems arise by starting from the assumption that all music in a pub takes place at the instigation of the licensee.