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The Home Office has indicated that it will seek to implement a late-night levy category for late night takeaways.

Under the Policing and Crime Act 2017, the Government can implement legislation to bring late night food venues into the scope of late-night levies.

Late-night levies are a means through which local councils and police forces can raise money by introducing a levy (or a charge) on licences premises – in this case premises who sell hot food/drink after 23:00.

The Government said: “…we will consult on the level of charge appropriate for late night refreshment premises and will not commence the measure to allow licensing authorities to charge the levy to late night refreshment premises until this is completed.”

 Tt expects to consult on these proposals in Spring of 2019.