Additional guidance for health bodies on exercising functions

Factsheet provides guidance on acting as a responsible authority under the Licensing Act 2003.


Additional guidance for health bodies on exercising functions

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This good-practice guidance is provided to health bodies to help them carry out their role as responsible authorities under the Licensing Act 2003.

It provides a list of PHE centre alcohol leads to contact for details on the LAAAs in your area.

This guidance is not part of the statutory guidance issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003, although it broadly reflects and makes reference to the statutory guidance.

Published 8 September 2014
Last updated 25 February 2015 + show all updates
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