The late night levy was introduced by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. The levy allows licensing authorities to charge premises who operate late at night an additional fee. The money generated from these funds is used to contribute to the costs of policing the late-night economy.
The decision to implement a late night levy is open to all licensing authorities. If adopted, the fee applies to the whole of that authority’s area. All licence holders operating a licence which allows for the sale of alcohol between midnight and 6am are required to pay into the levy.