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COVID-19: NEXSTART Business and Planning Bill Published Date: 27/06/2020

Sarah Clover has authored the latest advice note from the NEXSTART group which focuses on the Business and Planning Bill.

In the note, Sarah provides legal commentary and analysis of the Bill focussing on the Bill’s alcohol licensing provisions.

NEXSTART is the National Exit Strategy Advice and Response Team for the licensed hospitality and entertainment industry, it is a coalition of experts with the following aims and objectives:

  • working together to identify issues, work to find solutions, contribute to guidance, and act as a resource to support a national strategy for the safe and successful exit of this industry from lockdown, and
  • to balance the needs of the public, businesses, and enforcement authorities.

NEXSTART Participants include:

  • Association of Conservative Clubs
  • Association of Independent Festivals
  • Association of Leading Visitor Attractions
  • Association of Town & City Management
  • BEIS Expert Licensing Group
  • Best Bar None
  • British Beer and Pub Association
  • British Institute of Innkeeping
  • Committee of Registered Clubs Associations (CORCA)
  • Culture Central West Midlands
  • Featured Artists Coalition
  • Gambling Business Group
  • Greater London Authority
  • Institute of Acoustics
  • Institute of Licensing
  • Local Government Association
  • London Councils
  • Manchester Night Time Economy Adviser
  • Music Venue Trust
  • National Outdoor Events Association
  • National Police Chiefs Council
  • Night Time Industries Association
  • Production Services Association
  • Pub is the Hub
  • Safer Business Network ( Business Crime Reduction Partnership)
  • Safer Sounds Partnership
  • Society of Independent Brewers
  • The Tourism Alliance
  • UKHospitality
  • UKMusic
  • Visit England /Visit Britain