As anticipated, the latest late-night levy was approved by the full Committee of Camden Council on the 25 January 2016.
Premises within this area will have to pay the late night levy if their Licences permit them to operate beyond midnight. If any of the businesses are members of the business improvement district, they will benefit from a thirty percent reduction in the levy payable and in addition, those premises with a non-domestic rateable value of £12,000.00 or less will similarly benefit.
The only exemption to the levy is for premises which are permitted to sell alcohol after midnight on New Year’s Eve.
There will be a short period within which a minor variation can be submitted without the requirement to pay an application fee to amend a premises licensable hours to avoid payment of the levy and any operators within the area need to act quickly before the levy comes into force on the 25 April 2016.
For more information, please contact Andrew Cochrane.