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No late night levy for Bexley businesses
THERE will be no late night levy on businesses in Bexley, the council has decided.
Licensing authorities are allowed to charge premises selling alcohol between midnight and 6am, a levy towards the costs of policing the late night economy.
This money is used mainly to help reduce crime and disorder, promote public safety and reduce or prevent public nuisance.
But at a meeting of Bexley Council’s licensing committee on Tuesday (March 19), councillors decided not to put such a charge in place.
Committee chairman Councillor Brad Smith said: "There are not a significant number of licensed premises which would be affected by this late night levy and estimates suggest that as little as only £1,000 per year would be raised for Bexley by implementing this."