|Council revokes Horsham restaurant’s premises license|
Following a premises license review application submitted by the South-East Immigration Compliance & Enforcement team based at Gatwick airport, Horsham District Council’s Licensing Sub-Committee took the decision to revoke the premises license of The Rajkumar, Springfield Road, Horsham.
This was confirmed at a review hearing of the Council’s Licensing Sub-Committee on Monday 11 June at the Council’s offices in Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham after they heard from an Inspector from the South-East Immigration Compliance & Enforcement team.
The premises license holder for The Rajkumar restaurant did not attend the hearing.
The license was revoked as a result of South-East Immigration Compliance & Enforcement team conducting inspections at the premises over a period from 2013 until 2018 and discovering workers at the restaurant with either no right to work in the UK or the incorrect immigration status.
Subject to no appeal being lodged with the local Magistrates Court within 21 days, The Rajkumar will no longer be able to sell alcohol at any time or provide hot food or hot refreshments between the hours of 11pm until 5am.
Commenting on the license revocation, Cllr Jim Sanson, Chairman of the Licensing Committee said:
“Having heard from Home Office officials that after several visits to the premises in question, illegal workers were repeatedly found at the site, the Licensing Sub- Committee had no option but to revoke this license.”
“Information for employers on the correct procedures to be adopted is readily available to businesses so there is really no excuse.