....Even though the Department for Communities and Local Government had given Newham £1m to support the licensing scheme, little-known changes to the law have seen some forms of licensing extended, but also made it much harder for councils to introduce licensing in the first place. The new law
ensures that councils must now seek permission from the secretary of state for any licensing scheme that would cover more than 20% of their geographical area, or affect more than 20% of privately rented homes. ...
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