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A new liquor licensing law for Jersey

DepartmentDepartment for the Economy
Start date05/02/2016
End date19/04/2016
Type of consultationOther
Deadline for comments19/04/2016

About the consultation

​​​This consultation follows on from a wider report on the alcohol and licensing policy published in September 2014.  

Since then, we've given further consideration to six elements of the proposed new policy: 

  1. the licensing objectives: these set the overall aims of the law
  2. a replacement for the Licensing Authority: the licensing process will be transparent and will operate faster
  3. the Alcohol and Licensing Policy Group: licensing policy decisions would be taken in a transparent and accountable way by a new government appointed body
  4. alcohol price control: the biggest change would be that special offers on alcohol would not be allowed in off-licenses
  5. personal licences: we no longer intend to introduce personal licences (a change from the previous consultation​)
  6. the fee system: liquor licence fees will rise from existing levels, which were set over seven years ago. Off-licence fees are likely to rise considerably more than on-licence fees

We want your views on whether you agree or disagree with the proposals. 

Find out more in the paper below.

Download a new liquor licensing law for Jersey paper (size 613kb)

Further informa​​tion

You can find out more about the previous work involving the liquor licensing law using the link below.

Alcohol and licensing strategy for Jersey on the States Assembly website​​

How to submit comments to the consultation

This consultation is now closed.

Responses to the consultation

The Shadow Alcohol and Licensing Policy Group has published a summary of consultation responses.

The group will now begin work on revising the draft licensing law and will aim to lodge it for debate in the States Assembly before the end of 2016.

Work on supporting legislation concerning licence categories, fees, administration and other matters will start later in 2016, with the aim of bringing the new licensing law into force by 2018.

Download the summary of responses to the liquor licensing law consultation (size 448kb)


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