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Alcohol and late-night refreshment licensing England and Wales statistics published

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Alcohol and late-night refreshment licensing England and Wales statistics published 27th October 2018

The latest alcohol and late-night refreshment statistics for England & Wales have been published.

The report includes statistics on premises licences, club premises certificates, personal licences, late night refreshment, 24-hour alcohol licences, temporary event notices, early morning alcohol restriction orders, late night levies, and late-night refreshment exemptions. It also includes statistics on cumulative impact areas, reviews, hearings and appeals.

Overview
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

Reviews
The report concluded that 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  Where action was taken following a completed review, 212 licenses were revoked or a club premises certificate was withdrawn.

In the year ending 31 March 2018, LAs received 85 applications for an expedited review. Interim steps were taken for 70 expedited reviews:

•    the licence was suspended in 48 cases
•    other conditions were added or modified in 23 cases
•    the operating hours were modified in 6 cases
•    the designated premises supervisor was removed in 6 cases

Personal licences
In the year ending 31 March 2018, 26 personal licenses were revoked.

24-hour licences
Including imputed estimates, there were 8,100 premises with 24-hour alcohol licences as at 31 March 2018, a 6% increase on the previous year.

Temporary event notices (TENs)
In the year ending 31 March 2018, including imputed estimates, 147,200 TENs were used which represents a 6% increase of 8,900 compared with the previous year.

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