Southampton City Council to implement late night levy
Southampton City Council has voted to implement a late night levy to pubs, bars and other venues in the city which serve alcohol past midnight.
The levy, due to be introduced on 1 April 2015, will be used to cover the extra costs the night time economy presents to the city, including charges for policing crime and anti-social behaviour. It expected to raise around £100,000 a year, which will be split between the police and the council.
Businesses subject to the levy will be charged between £29