Public health and the Licensing Act

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


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