Review of Scottish Borders Licensing Board Policy Statement

Closes 31 Jul 2018

Opened 8 May 2018


The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 previously required Licensing Boards to review and publish a Statement of its Licensing Policy every 3 years. The Policy provides guidance for the Board, applicants and anyone with an interest in alcohol licensing in relation to how alcohol sales are regulated in the Scottish Borders.

Recent changes in legislation extended the duration of Board Policies to 5 years and made provision for Policies which should have been reviewed in 2016 to continue in effect until November 2018.

This consultation seeks to comply with Scottish Borders Licensing Board's duty to review its Policy Statement for publication with effect from November 2018 to November 2023.

You can read Scottish Borders Licensing Board's draft 2018 - 2023 Policy Statement below.

A link to the 2013 - 2016 Policy, which the new Policy will replace, is available at the bottom of this page.

All responses to this consultation will be considered at a meeting of Scottish Borders Licensing Board before approval of a new Policy Statement for the 5 year period from November 2018 to November 2023.

Once approved, the new Policy Statement will be published on the Council's website.

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