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COVID-10 Licensing Issues - IoL Protocol updated to include remote hearings Annex and more info on fees and the levy Published Date: 20/04/2020

The IoL's 'Protocol for Licence Applications & Hearings under the Licensing Act 2003 During the COVID-19 Pandemic' has been updated to include a new Annex  on remote hearings and to update the section on fees and the late night levy (paragraphs 61-66).

The new Annex entitled 'Mechanics and Procedures of Remote Video Hearings' is designed to assist licensing authorities and participants in remote video-hearings regardless of the platform used.    It covers:

  • Pre-hearing preparations (by all parties) including the provision of agenda papers and practice steps to ensure that participation during the hearing runs smoothly;
  • Hosting, managing and participating during the hearing;
  • Deliberation of Committe Members; and
  • Determination and Rights of Appeal.

View the updated Protocol