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Licensing Committee

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The Licensing Committee is responsible for –


·             Approving licensing policies related to hackney carriages, hackney carriage operators and drivers and private hire operators and drivers;

·             Approving the Hackney Carriage fare tariff;

·             Approving byelaws relating to acupuncture, tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring, cosmetic piercing and electrolysis;

·             Approving other policies within Environmental Health

·             Considers the Council’s Licensing Policy under the Licensing Act 2003 and makes recommendations to Council;

·             Considers the Council’s Statement of Principles under the Gambling Act 2005 and makes recommendations to Council;

·             Approves the Licensing Act Annual Report;

·             Approves draft responses to Government consultations related to the Licensing Act 2003 and the Gambling Act 2005;

·             Approves and makes amendments to the Sex Establishment Venue Policy.