Home Office Consultation on locally set fees
Back in 2011, the Government committed to changing the current fee regime under Licensing Act 2003 to allow local authorities to operate on the principle of ‘full costs recovery’ in exercising their functions under the Act. Fees are currently set nationally and have remained the same since 2005 when the Act came in to force.
The Home Office has issued a consultation document which seeks views on details of the move from centrally-set fees to locally-set fees. The consultation closes on 10 April at 11.45pm.
The consultation can be viewed here