Decision details

Pavement Café Licence Fees

Decision Maker: Assistant Director Community Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To support the hospitality trade recovering from COVID-19, remove the licence fee for pavement cafes. Time limited to March 2021.

Financial/staffing/health & safety (incl virus transmission risks)/service delivery impacts/other risks and impacts considered:
Financial impact of an estimated £5,000.
Encouraging businesses to trade outside safely, supports national guidance.

Equality Impacts:
Equality impacts are considered as part of each individual licence application.


To reduce pavement café licences to free, time limited to 31 March 2021. Implementation 20 July 2020.

Reason: To support the hospitality sector.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 23/11/2020

Date of decision: 17/07/2020