Consultation outcome

Rebalancing the Licensing Act: a consultation on empowering individuals, families and local communities to shape and determine local licensing

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Original consultation

This consultation ran from 28 July 2010 12:00am to
8 September 2010 11:45pm

Summary

This consultation asked for opinions on plans to overhaul the current licensing regime to give more power to local authorities and police.

Documents

Rebalancing the Licensing Act - a consultation on empowering individuals, families and local communities to shape and determine local licensing

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Rebalancing the Licensing Act - a consultation on empowering individuals, families and local communities to shape and determine local licensing (PDF file - 368kb)

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Proforma for consultation responses (Microsoft Word file - 178kb)

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Ailgloriannu'r Ddeddf Trwyddedu - Welsh version of the consultation 'Rebalancing the Licensing Act'

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Ailgloriannu'r Ddeddf Trwyddedu - Welsh version of the consultation 'Rebalancing the Licensing Act' (PDF file - 204kb)

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Alcohol response analysis - part 1

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Alcohol response analysis - part 1 (PDF file - 1mb - Warning: large file)

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Alcohol response analysis - part 2

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Alcohol response analysis - part 2 (PDF file - 1mb - Warning: large file)

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Responses to consultation: rebalancing the Licensing Act

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Responses to consultation: rebalancing the Licensing Act (PDF file - 245kb)

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Ymatebion i ymgynghoriad: Addasu'r ddeddf trwyddedu - Welsh version of the consultation responses

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Ymatebion i ymgynghoriad: Addasu'r ddeddf trwyddedu - Welsh version of the consultation responses (PDF file - 248kb)

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Consultation description

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.