Licensing and Gambling Act policy

Southwark Statement of Licensing Policy 2016 to 2020

The Licensing Act 2003

On 25 November 2015, the council assembly approved the Southwark Statement of Licensing 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 in 2015. 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 came 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.

Southwark Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy 2019 to 2022

The Gambling Act 2005

On the 28 November 2018, the Council Assembly adopted the Southwark Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy (pdf, 5.6mb)

The policy was compiled having had regard to the Act; secondary regulations; the Guidance produced by the Gambling Commission and responses received to the public consultation exercise undertaken in 2018. It sets out this council’s statement of principals for the licensing of gambling premises.

The policy will take effect on 21February 2019, applicants for relevant licences are advised to have regard to the content of this policy in preparing a licence application.

For further information please contact the licensing@southwark.gov.uk

Page last updated: 17 January 2019