In the week when London's iconic and arguably greatest nightclub, Fabric, had to close its doors due to the revocation of its licence, The Morning Advertiser reports on the House of Lords Select Committee's review of the Licensing Act 2003. Peers will start to take evidence later this month, with major proposals for change being mooted to help reduce red tape and help the licensed hospitality sector flourish.

Next month Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association Brigid Simmons will take the stand to give her evidence. She is quoted as saying:

"Pubs sustain over 800,000 jobs and the sector is constantly adapting to changing consumer tastes and playing a vital role in local communities and in the high street."

She will argue the case for change on behalf of BBPA members, suggesting that the over-regulation of the sector at present is adding greatly to the cost of doing business.

It isn't yet known when the inquiry will conclude but industry eyes will be fixed firmly on the report when it arrives.