Newcastle City Council Implementation of Late Night Levy

Newcastle City Council have recently sent letters to premises licence holders who are likely to be affected by the late night levy which is to be introduced within Newcastle City Council’s authority area from 1st November 2013.

The levy will affect all premises authorised to sell alcohol between 12 midnight and 6.00 a.m.

The Council letter sets out the amount of levy payable by each premises and the date on which it is payable.

If you wish to avoid the levy you may do so by reducing the terminal hour of alcohol sales permitted under your premises licence to midnight. The application process is by way of a minor variation.

In order to avoid the levy any variation application must be finalised by 1st November 2013. The Council have indicated that they will not charge a fee for these variations, but have requested applications be submitted no later than 1st September 2013.

If you wish to vary your licence to avoid the levy please contact the Licensing Team.

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