Late Night Levy

Late Night Levy

What is the Late Night Levy?

It is a requirement that licensed premises authorised to supply alcohol between midnight and 6am will have to pay an annual levy of between £299 and £4,400, depending on their rateable value and whether the premises primarily or exclusively are used to sell alcohol for consumption on the premises.

Fees List

Formal Decision Notice

Make a late night levy payment

Pay online

Please enter your unique reference number beginning with '8' displayed on your invoice. If you cannot find your reference or have any other questions please phone 0191 278 7878 and ask for Late Night Levy or email 

Are there any exemptions?

The government has set specific criteria for the exemptions.

Are there any reductions?

The council grants a reduction for those premises that apply for the Best Practice Premises Inspection Programme  and succeed in achieving a rating which determines compliance.

The scheme complies with the provisions of regulations 5(1)(a), 5(4) and 2 of The Late Night Levy (Expenses, Exemptions and Reductions) Regulations 2012.

For more information on the scheme please email


Can I vary my authorisation so that I do not have to pay the levy?

Yes. You may wish to vary your authorisation so that the hours during which you supply alcohol end at or before midnight, or vary your authorisation or conditions so that your authorisation falls within an exempt category. You can do this by applying for a minor variation under the Licensing Act 2003 which costs £89.

To avoid the levy, the variation must be granted before due date for the next payment.


The amount collected for each year can be found below:

• 1 November 2013 to 31 October 2014
• 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015
• 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016
• 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2017


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