Live Music Bill for pubs needs to be implemented sooner, says BBPA

By Peter Ruddick

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Beer

The Live Music Bill was passed by the House of Commons on Friday 20 January but some in the pub industry are calling for it's implementation to be sped up alongside more deregulation for pubs.

In this piece of audio BigHospitality talked to Dawn Hopkins, owner of the Norwich Bear Brewing Company and two pubs, and Brigid Simmonds, chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) who agreed the legislation changes would encourage pubs to apply for music licenses.

Simmonds also called on the Government to speed up the implementation of the law once passed and now consider other areas of deregulation or changes to the Licensing Act 2003 to help struggling pubs.

Related topics: Business, Legislation, Pubs & Bars, Venues

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