Licensing and Gambling Act policy

Southwark Statement of Licensing Policy 2016 to 2020 (draft amendments February 2018)

Southwark Licensing Authority are consulting on a mid-term review of the Southwark Statement of Licensing 2016 to 2020 (pdf, 1.2mb)

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The Licensing Act 2003

On 25 November 2015, the council assembly approved the Southwark Statement of Licensing Policy for 2016 to 2020 (pdf, 1008kb)

The policy was compiled having had regard to the Act; secondary regulations; the Guidance produced by the Home Office and responses received to the public consultation exercise undertaken earlier this year. It sets out this council’s approach to the licensing of premises and club premises for the sale of alcohol; the provision of regulated entertainment; and the provision of late night refreshment.

The policy comes into effect on 1 January 2016. Applicants for relevant licences are advised to have regard to the content of this policy in preparing a licence application. It contains important information about local cumulative impact policies: appropriate premises operating hours; and best practice management guidance for promoting the four licensing objectives.

The Gambling Act 2005

On 25 November 2015, the council assembly agreed to ‘carry over’ the Southwark Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy (pdf, 518kb) for the period 2016-2019.

The policy was due for renewal but this coincided with the release by the Gambling Commission of its latest Guidance to local licensing authorities. Because the new release contains both additional and developed information that is central to the revision of this authority’s policy, the decision to ‘carry over’ the policy was taken to enable a full review of the policy to take place in 2016.

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Page last updated: 22 February 2018