This consultation ran from 28 July 2010 12:00am to
8 September 2010 11:45pm
This consultation asked for opinions on plans to overhaul the current licensing regime to give more power to local authorities and police.
This consultation has now closed
Thank you for sending in your comments and for taking the time to contribute to the consultaiton.
If you have any queries regarding the consultation please email us and we’ll get back to you.
About the consultation
This consultation asked for your opinions on government plans to overhaul the current licensing regime, in order to give more power to local authorities and police. This will help them deal with alcohol-related crime and disorder, while also promoting responsible business.
The proposals include:
- overhauling the Licensing Act to give local authorities and the police much stronger powers to remove licences from, or refuse to grant licences to premises that are causing problems
- allowing councils and the police to permanently shut down any shop or bar that is repeatedly selling alcohol to children
- doubling the maximum fine for those caught selling alcohol to minors to £20,000
- allowing local councils to charge more for late-night licences, which will help pay for additional policing
- banning the sale of alcohol below cost price
We’re interested in what you think the implications of implementing the proposals will be, rather than your views on the commitments themselves.