The Westminster Licensing Charter is the council’s strategy to encourage good licensing practice across the City.
The Charter protects those made vulnerable by alcohol with industry-led local initiatives.
One of our commitments in City For All is to support the entertainment industry in developing a voluntary Westminster Standard.
We want to promote responsible behaviour amongst licensees, and set the standard of care for patrons and neighbours.
One example of businesses committing to the Licensing Charter is the Heart of London Business Alliance (HOLBA).
HOLBA have been working closely with the council, police and Best Bar None to launch the first Best Bar None scheme in Westminster.
They are the first industry-led group to take up the Westminster Licensing Charter.
Premises within the scheme will be encouraged to have a policy on how to deal with those made vulnerable by alcohol.