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Fees reviewed following Court of Appeal ruling
8:00am Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
Bradford Council plans to cut the amount it will charge for the licensing of sex shops and zoos, following a Court of Appeal ruling.
The cost of a licence for a sex shop, sex cinema or strip club is likely to be slashed from £5,658 to £1,928.
And the licence fee for a zoo would also be cut, from £862 to £200, if the proposed lower fees are approved.
In May, the Court of Appeal ruled in a case involving Westminster City Council that licence fees for sex shops must be reasonable and proportionate, and could not include the costs of enforcing or monitoring unlicensed businesses. As a result, Bradford Council has reviewed its licence charges.
The plans will be considered at the next meeting of the Regulatory and Appeals Committee tomorrow.