Residents and businesses to provide feedback on the Late Night Levy

Residents have two chances in July and August to have their say on the Late Night Levy. The council has set up two public meetings to gauge the views of residents and businesses about their concerns about the Levy and how it can help them.

The levy allows local authorities to charge businesses that are licensed to sell/supply alcohol between midnight and 6am. The aim of the levy is to help pay for the extra enforcement costs that the night-time economy generates for police and licensing authorities.

As there was a legal challenge to the previous consultation, a new one started it had to start again and a re-start on 23 July and will end on 23 August.

Dates for the meetings are:

  • Tuesday 25 July at 6.30pm-7.30pm
  • Thursday 3 August at 7pm-8pm

Both meetings will be held at Lab 2, Bow Ideas Store, 1 Gladestone Place, London E3 5EU.

Anyone wanting to attend needs to email the licensing team on licensing@towerhamlets.gov.uk or call 020 7364 5008.

The meeting will involve a short presentation followed by a Q&A session.

Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs said:

“We are currently consulting on the Late Night Levy and we want residents and businesses to come and tell us their thoughts about how this will help our borough. We welcome feedback on our plans to invest in the late night economy.”

Cllr Asma Begum, cabinet member for community safety added:

“The night time economy is a vital part of Tower Hamlets but premises serving late into the night can also incur extra costs for our borough, such as anti-social behaviour. By introducing a late night levy we can ask these businesses to pay a fair share of the costs.”

For full details of the scheme and to complete the online consultation survey, visit Late Night Levy. The consultation finishes on 23 August.

To make any other comments or question about the proposed Late Night Levy email licensing@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Posted on Wednesday 19th July 2017