Live music industry representatives give evidence on effectiveness of Licensing Act

06 December 2016

The Musicians' Union, the UK Live Music Group, and the Music Venue Trust all give evidence to the Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003. The Committee is exploring the effectiveness of the Act, how it serves local communities, commerce and entertainment, and its wider impact on society.


Tuesday 6 December, Committee Room 3A, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Paul Latham, Chair, UK Live Music Group
  • Mark Davyd, Founder & CEO, Music Venue Trust
  • Alex Mann, Regional Official, Live Performance, Musicians' Union

Possible questions

Questions to the witnesses include:

  • What is your view of the effectiveness of the Licensing Act 2003 so far?
  • What is your view of claims of bias in the system in favour of licensed premises against residents?
  • Do live music venues use Temporary Event Notices to get around licensing conditions?
  • Is there confusion around the Licensing Act 2003 and the Live Music Act 2012?
  • How are larger scale venues finding the Act impacts on them?
  • Could the UK learn from licensing systems in other countries?

Further information

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