The ALMR has welcomed the second phase of action to tackle alcohol-related harm and a chance to foster close working relationships between local authorities and licensed venues.
The Home Office has today launched the next round of Local Alcohol Action Areas aimed at talking problems in the night-time economy.
ALMR Chief Executive ate Nicholls said: “Local Alcohol Action Areas give local authorities a chance to foster closer working relationships with venues in their areas to tackle any areas of harm. We are often calling on councils to develop a more holistic approach to licensing and this scheme is a good example of cooperation.
“The key to tackling any instances of alcohol-related harm is through partnership and mutual support between councils and venues. We are keen to see a move away from indiscriminate punitive measures such as levies, and Local Alcohol Action Areas give pubs and bars an opportunity to lead this collaborative effort and show both national and local authorities we are serious about promoting healthy attitudes towards alcohol.”