Accreditation Schemes for Licensed Premises

While licensees are required to meet a set of basic standards in order to retain their license, they can still attract anti-social behaviour. Implementing an accreditation scheme provides an incentive to raise management standards leading to a safer evening economy. If the rewards in terms of publicity, credibility and ultimately, high quality custom are great enough for licensed businesses, then they will be willing to apply. It is also possible to include membership (for which they must pay an annual fee) and participation (including attending a minimum number of meetings) in a Crime Reduction Partnership in license conditions to ensure good standards of management and safety.