Raising the bar

‘Raising the bar’ is a best practice scheme which Newcastle City Council’s Safe Newcastle unit introduced in the summer of 2015 to encourage late night venues to go above and beyond their licensed conditioning requirements, champion the safety policies and procedures they have in place and promote healthy lifestyles in return for a 30% discount on their ‘Late Night Levy’ and an accreditation certifying the venue for their upkeep of public order, noise reduction, safety and public health.

The scheme was also introduced to provide locals with more information about Newcastle’s late night venues and a local directory of which particular venues they could visit for their night life plans.

Raising the Bar has proved to be a great success as over 120 venues successfully achieve the standards each year, they demonstrate that they can ‘raise the bar’ and provide night time safety as well as promoting healthy lifestyles.

If you are a licensed premises and interested in applying or want more information about the scheme and its benefits please contact us by email to latenightlevy@newcastle.gov.uk