Don Foster MP


Live music red tape likely to be relaxed

January 20, 2024 by admin in Don in Parliament, News

Legislation which will make it easier for small venues to host live music has been cleared in the House of Commons.

The private member’s bill, introduced by Liberal Democrat Don Foster, will lift some of the bureaucracy imposed on gigs by the 2003 Licensing Act.

It means many venues will no longer need to pay for a licence to host live music between 08:00 and 23:00.

The bill passed unopposed and will have to go back to the House Of Lords briefly before becoming law.

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