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Decision to retain personal alcohol licences welcomed


The WSTA has welcomed the Government’s decision to retain personal alcohol licences.


Commenting on the decision not to abolish personal licences, WSTA Chief Executive Miles Beale said:  

“We are pleased that the Government has listened to the concerns of the industry and won’t be abolishing personal alcohol licences.

While we are fully supportive of the Government’s commitment to reducing regulatory burden on business, allowing local authorities the powers to develop their own personal licensing system risked imposing unnecessary burdens on the trade and creating disparities between local authorities.

When it comes to the responsible sale of alcohol our members are fully supportive of measures to help raise the general standard of training and will often go much further to ensure they are operating the highest standards with regards to the retail of alcohol.”

Further information can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/294701/Personal_Alcohol_Licences_consultation_response.pdf

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