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Birmingham City Council

Gambling Statement of Licensing Principles

Under the provisions of the Gambling Act, the City Council is required to draft, consult on and publish a Statement of Principles which sets out the policies and principles that the Council will apply when carrying out its licensing functions under the Act.

The current Statement of Principles is attached below. In producing the document regard has been taken of the guidance issued by the Gambling Commission, the licensing objectives contained within the Act as well as responses received from the key stakeholder groups who took part in the consultation process. On 4th December 2012 this document was approved at a meeting of the full City Council, and has now been adopted by Birmingham City Council. The Statement of Principles came into effect on 31 January 2013.

Also attached below is a list of 'responsible authorities' i.e. those public bodies that must be notified of ALL applications and are entitled to make representations to the licensing authority in relation to applications for, and in relation to, premises licences. All representations made by responsible authorities must be relevant and relate to the licensing aims and objectives.

Should you require any further information on this matter please contact:

Licensing Office
Crystal Court

Aston Cross Business Village
50 Rocky Lane
Aston
Birmingham
B6 5RQ


telephone: 0121 303 9896
e-mail: licensing@birmingham.gov.uk