CAMRA comments on the news that Redbridge Council has voted to adopt a Late Night Levy
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Commenting on the news that Redbridge Council has voted to adopt a Late Night Levy, Geoff Strawbridge, CAMRA Regional Director for London said:
“This is a really disappointing move from Redbridge councillors, which will no doubt be badly received by local licensees and pub goers.
“Late Night Levies are a blunt instrument that tax all venues equally, regardless of whether they are creating issues in the local night time economy. This completely ignores the social and community value of pubs.
“January is a very tough time year for publicans, when trade usually dips. The news that the council has now decided to adopt a Late Night Levy will be yet another blunt force tax adding to the bottom line of Redbridge’s hard working licensees.”