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The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) Regulations 2020: Enforcement advice for local authorities

This note provides guidance on the interpretation of the key issues within The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 (referred to as ‘the regulations’) and in particular the Tier 2 ‘High Alert’ restrictions. New tiered restrictions come into effect on Wednesday 2 December and are due to be in place until 2 February 2021.

Licensing of outdoor drinking and dining - briefing note

Licensing of outdoor drinking and dining

As pubs and restaurants come out of lockdown and following the introduction of Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020, councils are working hard to support businesses to re-open safely.

Approaches to the use of screens in private hire vehicles (PHVs) and taxis (during the COVID-19 pandemic)

Approaches to the use of screens in private hire vehicles (PHVs) and taxis during the COVID-19 pandemic

To support authorities in considering this, this note signposts councils to relevant general guidance, as well sharing approaches taken by authorities which have taken a position on the use of screens. 

Approaches to managing licensing and related issues during the COVID-19 pandemic

Approaches to managing licensing and related issues during the COVID-19 pandemic

A summary of issues councils’ licensing teams and others have raised with the LGA and outlines how these could be managed based on a set of key principles and examples of what councils have already advised us they are doing in response.

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Public health and the Licensing Act 2003

The Licensing Act 2003 (the Act) introduced a modern, integrated scheme, administered by local authorities and covering the retail sale of alcohol, the supply of alcohol, the provision of various forms of entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment. The focus of the Act is the promotion of the four statutory licensing objectives:

Licensing Act 2003 - Councillor’s handbook (England and Wales)

Licensing Act 2003 - Councillor’s handbook (England and Wales)

Licensing makes a fundamental contribution to how our communities develop, live, work and relax. With the right tools, councils can use licensing to significantly improve the chances of businesses and residents moving to an area, whether in the heart of London or in a more rural district.

Approaches to managing the night-time economy

Approaches to managing the night-time economy

A resource for councils looking at ways to strengthen and improve the management of the night-time economy.

Licensing Act 2003 - Councillor’s handbook (England and Wales)

Licensing Act 2003 - Councillor’s handbook (England and Wales)

Licensing makes a fundamental contribution to how our communities develop, live, work and relax. With the right tools, councils can use licensing to significantly improve the chances of businesses and residents moving to an area, whether in the heart of London or in a more rural district.

Gambling regulation: Councillor handbook (England and Wales) updated guidance 2018 COVER

Gambling regulation: Councillor handbook (England and Wales)

The LGA has updated its councillor handbook on gambling to coincide with local authorities revising their statements of licensing principles ahead of publication in January 2019.

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Gambling regulation: Councillor handbook (England and Wales) updated guidance 2018 COVER

Gambling regulation: Councillor handbook (England and Wales)

The LGA has updated its councillor handbook on gambling to coincide with local authorities revising their statements of licensing principles ahead of publication in January 2019.

Councillor development

Build back local

Valuing and understanding local difference is what will truly enable us to level up.

Build back local: Building back better

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