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Thread #58909 Message #938094
Posted By: The Shambles
22-Apr-03 - 07:20 PM
Thread Name: UK Government to license Morris Dancing
Subject: RE: UK Government to license Morris Dancing
Anyway, the PRS issue is clearly unrelated to the Licensing Bill, present or future.
To you or I maybe. To a licensee who has to pay, the two are related.
Say a licensee did not wish to pay PRS fees, they would be unwise indeed if they applied for the entertainment element of the Premises Licence.
Again you can make a judgement but we have to accept that if these people do not apply - there will be no live music in these places and there is nothing that you or I can do about it.
If you had a suspicious nature, you may even believe that the need to specify that entertainment was to take place was only to enable PRS to know which places to approach...............
The PRS may well have argued that their job would be made more difficult without PELs or the optional enetrtainment element of the Premises Licence?