Alcohol and late night refreshment licensing statistics 2018

29 Oct

The Home Office has just published statistics relating to alcohol and late night refreshment licensing in England and Wales – something it has done on an annual basis (other than years ending 31 March 2011 and 31 March 2015) for some time.

As at 31 March 2018, compared with the previous year, there were:

  • 723,800 personal licences, a 5% increase (35,600)
  • 212,800 premises licences, a 1% increase (1,100)
  • 14,100 club premises certificates, a 1% decrease (200)
  • 8,100 premises with 24-hour alcohol licences, a 6% increase
  • £1.7 million raised by late night levies
  • 222 cumulative impact areas in place

To allow meaningful comparisons to be made between years, the headline figures include imputed estimates for the licensing authorities unable to supply data. These figures are rounded to the nearest hundred.

On Reviews, the figures are that as at 31 March 2018, 600 Reviews were carried out and this continues the long term decline since 2010 (1,300); however, the figures have slightly increased this year. Where action was taken following a completed Review 212 licences were revoked or a club premises certificate was withdrawn. In respect of completed Reviews, the principal reason for the bringing a review breaks down as follows:

  • Crime and disorder 505 reviews (8% increase)
  • Public safety 160 reviews (9% increase)
  • Public nuisance 154 reviews (21% increase)
  • Protection of children 141 reviews (8% increase)

The full statistics can be found here: 'Alcohol and late night refreshment licensing, England and Wales, year ending 31 March 2018'

Law correct at the date of publication.
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