We are required to review our Statement of Licensing Policy at regular intervals to ensure that we are carrying out licensing functions in accordance with current legislation.
During this review, consideration has been given to how changes might improve the way in which services are being delivered, to make them more efficient and customer friendly.
The Licensing Act 2003 controls sales of alcohol, regulated entertainment and late night refreshment. We are required by Section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003 to review the Statement of Licensing Policy every 5 years. Hillingdon's current policy was adopted in January 2016 and is therefore due for review.
The regular review and adoption of the Statement of Licensing Policy ensures that the licensing framework are up to date and effective in ensuring a safe and regulated environment for users of licensed premises. It will also ensure that there are methods for robust enforcement and review of problem licensed premises.
We are now seeking your views on the draft proposed Statement of Licensing Policy 2021-2026.
It is not proposed to alter or change the policy to any significant extent. The changes can be summarised in the document, below, entitled 'Overview of proposed changes'.
Other relevant documents to consider which are also found here include the full draft of the Statement of Licensing Policy and the Equality Impact Assessment that has been carried out.
The consultation period is between Monday 5 October and midnight on Sunday 22 November 2020.