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Thu, 15 Sept


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The Purple Flag Forum

Towards a Business Friendly Regulatory Regime

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The Purple Flag Forum
The Purple Flag Forum

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15 Sept 2022, 10:00 – 11:30

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The Purple Flag Forum: Towards a Business Friendly Regulatory Regime

When: 10am to 11.30am, Thursday 15th September 2022 Where: Virtual, Via Zoom. Register here. Pre-pandemic, there was nothing unusual in the evening and night time economy businesses having to navigate a tricky planning and licensing regime. It was seen as just part of the game. Not anymore. The pandemic has been brutal, undermining balance sheets, triggering a staffing and recruitment crisis, and setting in motion a cost of living crisis. There are multiple reports of evening and night time economy businesses failing under the weight of the problems they face. There is a new focus on reshaping local governance for ENTE businesses to help them survive. An unfriendly business regime is no longer tolerable. Work is needed to make services like planning as easy as possible for businesses to access. This work has already begun. In Ireland, the Sale of Alcohol Bill is being delivered to simplify and streamline the licensing laws. There is also work on-going in London, where the GLA is encouraging business-friendly licensing and regulation practices. This Purple Flag Forum meeting will explore this evolution, ask if we are on the right path forward and provide ideas for Purple Flag destinations on what can be done to help the ENTE sector overcome a difficult period. Click here to register:

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