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Last meeting held on 3 June 2013 (for confirmation)
The Committee confirmed the minutes of the meeting held on 3 June 2013 as a true record and they were signed by the Chair.
Report of Director of Community Protection
Angela Rawson, Licensing Manager, presented the report of the Director of Community Protection, which summarised the responses received in relation to the public consultation on the proposed introduction of a Late Night Levy Scheme for the City, and asked the Committee to consider and determine whether it supported the proposed amended scheme prior to it being submitted for final approval to Council (as the Licensing Authority).
She further stated that the introduction of a levy allows the Licensing Authority to charge any late night alcohol supply venue a prescribed fee to help offset the cost of policing the night-time economy.
RESOLVED that the proposed amended Late Night Levy Scheme be submitted to the 14 July 2014 meeting of Council in the following terms:
(a) that the Levy:
• will be effective from 1 November 2014;
• will be charged to premises that are authorised to sell alcohol at any time between 00:01 – 06:00 hours;
• that there will be an exemption for premises falling within the following categories, as defined in Regulation 4 of the Late Night Levy (Expenses, Exemptions and Reductions) Regulations 2012:
(i) premises with overnight accommodation;
(ii) theatres and cinemas;
(iii) bingo halls;
(iv) community amateur sports clubs;
(v) community premises;
(vi) premises which are a member of a BID established for relevant purposes;
(vii) premises which only become liable for the Levy by virtue of their being permitted to supply alcohol for consumption on the premises on 1st January in every year;
(b) that the funds raised, net of the administration costs incurred by the Licensing Authority, be split 30/70 between the Licensing Authority and the Police respectively;
(c) that the Licensing Authority’s portion of the funding be used for the establishment of two night time Community Protection Officer posts, to be used throughout the City to support the prevention of crime and disorder caused by the night time economy during the hours of the Levy.