Cost and duration of the new Temporary Pavement Licence
The Act caps fees at £100. The costs will exceed this maximum, and as a result, the fee within Birmingham will be £100.
The new licences are intended to provide temporary assistance to businesses, they are not replacing the Part VII Highways Act 1980 pavement café licences. Businesses may still apply for Part VII licences but the costs will be higher and the application process will be longer.
In most cases, the new licences will last from the day they are granted until the last day of September 2021, at which point the new licensing scheme will end, and businesses will have to apply for an old type Part VII Highways Act 1980 licence if they wish to continue having a pavement café area