Manchester City Council

Manchester Arena attack

Manchester is sharing its sympathy and our thoughts are with everyone affected, especially those who have lost loved ones or been injured and traumatised.

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Licences & permissions The Licensing Act 2003 in Manchester

Our Objectives

Under the Licensing Act 2003, Manchester City Council, as the licensing authority, is responsible for alcohol licensing as well as regulated entertainment and late night refreshment (sale of hot food or drink after 11pm).

As the licensing authority, our activities are governed by the promotion of the four licensing objectives:

  • The prevention of crime and disorder
  • Public safety
  • The prevention of public nuisance
  • The protection of children from harm

The links below provide relevant information and guidance in relation to the Licensing Act 2003 in Manchester.

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