FAQs

Consultations and Tariff Modifications

What are the key features of the new Specially Featured Entertainment tariff?

    The new Specially Featured Entertainment Tariff will:

  • Come into effect on 1 July 2019. For new customers, this means it will apply to any new licences granted from that date and for existing customers it will apply to licence renewals with a renewal date on or after 1 July 2019. tariffs.
  • Apply to SFE events in nightclubs, pubs/bars, restaurant/cafes and hotels.
  • Measure the audience at an SFE event by using the total number of admissions to the event.
  • See the fee increase in direct proportion to the size of the audience (measured in bands of 25 persons). This will help to ensure events with different audiences are treated fairly and consistently.
  • Introduce two new smaller tariff bands for events with attendances of 1-25 and 26-50 persons. In many cases, this will help to ensure that licensees with small SFE events will initially pay less for such events than they are paying under the current SFE tariff.
  • Increase the fees compared to the current SFE tariff, but to a lower level than PPL’s economic analysis supported.
  • Phase in those increased fees over a 5-year period, to give licensees time to adapt to the changes. The 2019 fees will be based on a rate of 4 pence per person per hour, moving to fees based on a rate of 9 pence per person per hour by 2023 (subject to annual indexation).