Consultation on proposed changes to the Licensing Act Policy Statement

Consultation on proposed changes to the Licensing Act Policy Statement

Start date: 14th October 2019
End date: 25th November 2019

We are consulting on proposals to amend our Licensing Act Policy Statement in relation to equality, and knife crime matters.

Equality

We are proposing to introduce new paragraphs, substitute a paragraph and amend a paragraph within our Licensing Act Policy Statement.

In summary, the draft policy sets out our proposals as follows:

  • We are looking to extend the current guidance in the Introduction section of the Licensing Policy with regard to the Equalities Act 2010 and the Councils Equality and Diversity Policy Statement 2010-20. We are also offering advice on the expectations the Council has of owners of licensed premises on equality matters and we comment on the proposed Mayoral Quality Mark for Inclusive Places.
  • Substitute a paragraph on safety access for disabled persons to licensed premises with one that asks licence holders to be mindful of their duties under equality legislation.
  • Amend a paragraph on the integration of various other strategies.

Knife crime

We are proposing to add three new paragraphs on the subject of knife crime.

In summary, the draft policy sets out our proposals as follows:

  • Highlighting the issues of knife crime and proposing measures to address them.
  • Guidance for new premises licence/club premises certificate applications on measures the Licensing Authority expect them to consider in their application to deter knife crime.
  • Guidance for existing premises licence/club premises certificate holders on measures the Licensing Authority would encourage them to consider to deter knife crime.

How to comment

We would like to hear your views on these proposals.

You can advise us if you agree or disagree on the need for the policy to have guidance on equality and/or knife crime issues, and you can send us any comments you have on any of the proposals by emailing la19policyconsultation@liverpool.gov.uk

Want to know more?

If you have any questions about this consultation please email la19policyconsultation@liverpool.gov.uk

What happens next?

Consultation results will be fed back to the licensing committee which will decide whether or not to proceed with the proposal or amend it in any way.

What happens to my views?

Your responses may be included in the consultation report passed to the licensing committee and may be published on this website, but your name and details will not appear next to them. We may contact you to discuss any of your comments, if we need to.

All responses will be kept solely for the purposes of this consultation and will be destroyed 12 months after it closes.