Live Bill loses out

The Lib Dem Lord's Bill wanted to establish an exemption for live music in small venues - of 200 capacity or less - licensed under the Licensing Act 2003.

It has also sought to reintroduces the "two-in-a-bar" rule so that any performance of unamplified and minimally amplified live music of up to two people is exempt from the need for a licence.

The Bill is scheduled for a second reading in the House of Commons on March 26, although it ...

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