Cheltenham Borough Council have voted to introduce the Late Night Levy (LNL). Now, premises which supply alcohol between midnight and 6am will need to pay this extra duty. It will not, however, be applicable to those premises that only open during these times on 1st January.

Those establishments that are members of the ‘Night Safe’ or ‘Best Bar None’ schemes will be eligible for a discount of up to 30%.

The scheduled implementation date is 1st April 2014. A minimum of 70% of the proposed income will be retained by the Police and Crime Commissioner, with a maximum of 30% going to the local Authority.

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