Hackney traders selling booze after midnight could be charged from November
- Credit: Archant
A controversial late-night levy for traders selling booze after midnight is set to be voted on tomorrow night by Hackney councillors.
The charge would apply to all 399 pubs, clubs, bars, supermarkets and off-licences selling alcohol between 12am and 6am.
If agreed, it would come into action on November 1. The town hall licensing committee last month recommended no exemptions or reductions be offered.
The fee would go mostly towards policing the areas, and pay for security and cleaning in the early hours. The Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime (Mopac) will get 70 per cent of the money.
Hackney police estimate the cost of policing the night-time economy is £1.4 million a year, of which £890,000 funds the dedicated Night-Time-Economy teams.
You may also want to watch:
The amount a business would pay depends on the rateable value of the premises, and ranges from £299 to £4,400.
- 1 Queens Birthday Honours List 2021: MP Meg Hillier and poet Lemn Sissay among those recognised
- 2 Phone snatcher admits guilt after robberies in Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets
- 3 Woman accused of murdering man in Hackney appears in court
- 4 5 great places in north London to watch England's Euro 2020 campaign
- 5 Diane Abbott to join 'Geffrye Must Fall' protest at museum reopening
- 6 Ridley Road market mask hero helps Hackney people through the pandemic
- 7 Hackney could lose Dalston ward to Islington under proposed redrawing of electoral map
- 8 The Museum of the Home 'welcomes peaceful protest' over Geffrye statue
- 9 Woman charged with murder after Stamford Hill fatal stabbing
- 10 Missing: Highgate woman known to frequent Camden and Islington areas