From 1 October 2012, thousands of small businesses and venues that host live music events will be freed from the burdens of unnecessary red tape.
The reforms are part of a wider strategy to cut red tape, including the Red Tape Challenge, which invited the public, business and the voluntary sector to give their views on which regulations should stay, be improved, or be scrapped altogether.
The Government is making it easier for pubs and clubs to stage live music, by removing regulatory burdens on venues. Specific licenses will no longer be needed for live unamplified music performed in any location, and live amplified music in on-licensed premises and workplaces for audiences of up to 200 people, between 8am and 11pm.
Dozens of other regulations will be removed or simplified today, giving businesses more freedom to grow. These include:
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