Issue - meetings

Licensing Fees

Meeting: 14/03/2023 - Licensing Committee (Item 23)

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To receive and approve the revised licensing fees.

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The Public Protection Group Manager provided an update regarding changes to Licensing Fees. Fees had been amended to improve fairness and any increase had been due to the Local Authority attempting to recover the costs of administering licences from establishments such as taxi drivers/firms, gambling establishments, Metal and Animal Establishments.


Members raised concerns around how fee increases would impact licence holders and their businesses. Members were advised that the Council were required to consider the impact that any increase may have upon the livelihood of licence holders and the Licensing Team followed the Local Government Association guidance on locally set licence fees, to ensure a fair and transparent approach for businesses.




a)    the fees, charges and policy set out in Appendices A, B and C of the report be approved;


b)  the approved fees, charges and policy take effect from 1st April 2023.