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Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 136 – Fees

277.This section provides a power for the Scottish Ministers to make regulations to enable fees to be charged by Licensing Boards.

278.Subsection (3) places a duty on the Scottish Ministers to consult with those persons listed in paragraphs (a) and (b) before making any such regulations under this section.

279.Subsection (4) establishes that a Licensing Board need not carry out any of its functions relating to the application for which fees are payable until they are paid. Subsections (5) and (6) set out who fees should be payable to. Ultimately, fee income will be paid over to the councils.

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