Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Against Public Entertainment licence

Today I found out that a bill has gone through Westminster REMOVING the need for licences in venues with a capacity below 200 people. This was after an impact study revealed that £1.9m a year was being lost due to legislation strangling innovation. Unfortunately, this only applies to England and Wales, so it could be argued that Scotland should be the same.

However, I am conscious that it could lead to galleries restricting audience numbers in order to save money on getting the licence, and this would limit the potential of art to reach many people.

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