Trinity Barrister Guest Speaker at NEXSTART Webinar on Pavement Licences

Following the recent publication of a guide to the new "Pavement Licence" regime that Trinity licensing barrister, Charles Holland has co-authored, he will be a guest speaker at a webinar taking place at 2pm on Wednesday 1st July 2020 covering the topic.

The webinar will focus on the Business and Planning Bill 2019-21 and the introduction of the new “Pavement Licence” enabling businesses selling food and drink to apply to local authorities for permission to put tables and chairs outside their premises. This temporary measure, designed to encourage social distancing, bypasses the vast array of consents ordinarily required, including planning, Highways Act and street trading legislation. Other speakers include fellow authors of the guidance, Sarah Clover and Leo Charalambides of Kings Chambers.

The session is in support of NEXSTART, the National Exit Strategy Advice and Response Team for the licensed hospitality and entertainment industry. Formed in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, in its mission statement NEXSTART is described as "a coalition of experts working together to identify issues, work to find solutions, contribute to guidance, and act as a resource to support a national strategy for the safe and successful exit of this industry from lockdown. NEXSTART seeks to balance the needs of the public, business and enforcement authorities."

The growing NEXSTART membership made up of a wide range of organisations each representing those affected by COVID-19 and currently includes:

  • Night Time Industries Association
  • Institute of Licensing
  • Institute of Acoustics
  • UK Hospitality
  • British Institute of Innkeeping
  • Pub is the Hub
  • British Beer and Pub Association
  • Association of Conservative Clubs
  • Committee of Registered Clubs Associations (CORCA)
  • Featured Artists Coalition
  • Safer Sounds Partnership
  • Association of Town & City Management
  • National Police Chiefs Council
  • Local Government Association
  • Music Venue Trust
  • Society of Independent Brewers
  • National Outdoor Events Association
  • Association of Independent Festivals
  • National Association of Licensing Enforcement Officers (NALEO)
  • The Tourism Alliance
  • Greater London Authority
  • London Councils
  • Gambling Business Group
  • BEIS Expert Licensing Group
  • Culture Central West Midlands
  • Manchester Night Time Economy Adviser
  • Best Bar None
  • UKMusic
  • Production Services Association
  • Association of Leading Visitor Attractions
  • Visit England /Visit Britain
  • Safer Business Network (Business Crime Reduction Partnership)

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