The Public Performance Licensing has announced a revised fee structure for nightclubs, pubs/bars, restaurant/cafes and hotels.
From 1 July 2019, the fees nightclubs, pubs/bars, restaurant/cafes and hotels have to pay to play commercially licensed recorded music will be calculated by measuring:
- The number of persons attending that event (in units of 25 persons); and
- The duration of that SFE event.
The fees will be introduced over a 5 year period starting at a rate of £1 for each 1-25 people attending your event (4p per person/hour). This rate will increase to £2.25/person per hour in 2023.
Some important things for licensees to remember:
- Licensee will be required to accurately count number of attendees and this will need to be reported back to the PPL on an annual basis
- Event times must be rounded to the nearest hour
- VAT is not included
For new customers, this means it will apply to any new licences granted from that date. For existing customers it will apply to licence renewals with a renewal date on or after 1 July 2019.
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