Taking licence? Learn which licences your hospitality business needs

Playing music, movies or television? Make sure you have the right licence! (Photo: Which.co.uk)
Playing music, movies or television? Make sure you have the right licence! (Photo: Which.co.uk)

Hospitality owners and operators are a conscientious group and, as such, they have regularly enquired about which licences are required in the running of accommodation and hospitality business. Small or Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in particular often seek guidance on what can appear to be a complex issue.

VisitEngland’s excellent Pink Book has the answer for accommodation providers from TV licences and licences to show DVDs to the various copyright licences for music at your facility such as the PRS and PPL.

To learn which licences apply to your hospitality business, go to VisitEngland Pink Book for further guidance.

 

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Author: Institute of Hospitality

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