The Local Government Association has raised repeated concerns about the impact of high stakes Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) and betting shop clustering in local communities. We were therefore pleased that the Government launched the review of gaming machine stakes in 2016.
This guidance aims to help councils understand the full breadth of issues that should be considered when setting local licence fees in order to meet legal obligations and provide the necessary reassurances to local businesses.
Councils using this tool will need to review and adapt the template to provide tailored information on their offer for businesses, local branding and contact details. Councils may want to work with other councils in their area or local business organisations to produce a joint publication that can offer the most support and impact for businesses.
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The LGA has produced 'Get In On The Act', a helpful guide to complement the recently passed scrap metal legislation.
This short guide outlines implications of the Scrap Metal Dealer's Act for councils and the work the LGA undertook as the Bill progressed to help secure its safe passage.
This publication was originally published in April 2013.
Public health has always been a key consideration for alcohol policy. However, until recently, health authorities had little or no input into the licensing process. This briefing aims to place health bodies' new role in alcohol licensing in a strategic context, and to provide guidance to those who will be delivering the responsible authority role.