Public health and the Licensing Act

Guidance for public health teams on how they can contribute to and influence local licensing decisions.

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Updated guidance on public health and the Licensing Act 2003 is available on the Local Government Association (LGA) website. If you are new to licensing, this will give an overview of what you need to know.


Public health and the Licensing Act 2003: guidance on effective participation by public health teams

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Public health teams can use this guidance to understand how they can:

  • contribute to local licensing decisions
  • use the Licensing Act to improve local public health

The guidance provides practical ways and local examples of how public health can help improve:

  • crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • public nuisance
  • protection of children
  • partnership working
Published 1 October 2014