Managing the Night-Time Economy: Licensing, Policing and Partnership Working

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Rebecca Johnson, Advisor (Regulation), Local Government Association
  • Leo Charalambides, IoL, Barrister & Editor, Journal of Licensing
  • Sarah Taylor, Associate, Poppleston Allen
  • Rita King, Local Partnerships Director, The Portman Group
  • Cllr Charlie Edwards, Chair, Lancaster District Late Night Economy Task Group
  • Jo Cox-Brown, Co-Founder and Director, Night Time Economy
  • Alan D Miller, Chairman, The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA)


Strong night-time economies can boost our towns and cities, but there must be a balance between supporting business and keeping communities safe. The Licensing Act 2003 has come under strong criticism from the Lords Select Committee, who reported back in April this year. Headline proposals include the removal of licensing committees, with their functions transferred to planning committees.

Join us in September to receive an up-to-date brief of the policy landscape and future reform. You will also explore strategies for successful partnership work, hear about best practice case studies and network with colleagues from across the country.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Government action and the national landscape
  • Findings and recommendations from the Lords Select Committee Report into the Licensing Act 2003
  • Future reforms and a potential new role for Planning Committees
  • Policing the night-time economy: tackling night-time crime and disorder
  • Genuine partnership working between licensing authorities, the police, licensed premises, health services and others
  • Legal update and latest licensing case law
  • Good practice case studies in alcohol licensing

About the Day:

The morning session will examine current policy issues and the potential for future changes.

The afternoon session will focus on good practice in alcohol licensing and managing the night-time economy.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Why Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from those who are involved in alcohol licensing including licensing officers, police services, local premises and business groups, licensing lawyers, trade representatives, elected members on licensing committees and voluntary organisations.

Thursday 21st September 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

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