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ALMR welcomes second phase of Local Alcohol Action Areas

ALMR Press Notice 30.01.2017

ALMR welcomes second phase of Local Alcohol Action Areas

The ALMR has welcomed the second phase of action to tackle alcohol-related harm and a chance to foster close working relationships between local authorities and licensed venues.
The Home Office has today launched the next round of Local Alcohol Action Areas aimed at talking problems in the night-time economy.

ALMR Chief Executive ate Nicholls said: “Local Alcohol Action Areas give local authorities a chance to foster closer working relationships with venues in their areas to tackle any areas of harm. We are often calling on councils to develop a more holistic approach to licensing and this scheme is a good example of cooperation.

“The key to tackling any instances of alcohol-related harm is through partnership and mutual support between councils and venues. We are keen to see a move away from indiscriminate punitive measures such as levies, and Local Alcohol Action Areas give pubs and bars an opportunity to lead this collaborative effort and show both national and local authorities we are serious about promoting healthy attitudes towards alcohol.”

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Notes for editors
1. The ALMR (Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers) is the only national trade body dedicated to representing the interests of licensed hospitality operators.
2. The ALMR’s membership – pub, club, bar and casual dining operators – run 23,000 outlets and employ over 650,000 employees, together they account for almost all managed pubs in the UK as well as leading casual dining chains and nightclubs.
3. Two-thirds of our members are small independent companies operating 50 outlets of fewer under their own branding, but our membership also includes some of the largest high street operators including: JD Wetherspoon, Spirit, Tragus and Carluccio’s, with well-known branded outlets such as: All Bar One, Slug & Lettuce, TGI Fridays and Harvester.
4. For more information please contact the office on 0208 579 2080 or visit www.almr.org.uk.