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Reform is music to his ears
12:16pm Tuesday 30th October 2012 in News
NEW reforms making it easier to stage live music were welcomed yesterday by a publican breathing new life into a North-East pub.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills recently announced licensing reforms making it easier for pubs to stage live events.
Mr Charlesworth said: “This will make things easier for landlords like me who want to give their customers some entertainment and provide local bands with a place to gig.”
The changes mean amplified music events in licensed premises no longer need a specific licence before 11pm, as long as they have a maximum audience of 200. It is among 3,000 regulations being revised to help businesses reduce costs.
Mr Charleworth, from South Bank, took on the job in May, despite having no experience of running a pub.
He has since been supported by Redcar and Cleveland’s Enterprise Team.