Hackney late-night levy moves a step closer

Shoreditch has one of the most vibrant night-time economies in London. Picture: Peter Sigrist (flick

Shoreditch has one of the most vibrant night-time economies in London. Picture: Peter Sigrist (flickr.com/photos/psigrist) - Credit: Archant

The council’s plan to tackle late-night crime by charging businesses for selling alcohol past midnight was given the go ahead at a town hall meeting.

The late-night levy would see 399 licensees paying different amounts based on their value, with the money going towards paying for extra policing, security and cleaners in the early hours.

A consultation will be held should full council approve the proposals later this month after being agreed by a licensing committee on Thursday.

For the full story on the late-night levy, including the amounts businesses would have to pay, click here.