The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Reform Act 2011 received Royal Assent on 15 September 2011. One of the aims of the new Act is to tackle alcohol-related violence in England and Wales by reforming the Licensing Act 2003, giving more power to local authorities and the police to tackle premises that are causing problems. The Act doubles the maximum fine for persistent sales of alcohol to children to £20,000. It also establishes a new power to impose temporary bans on "legal high" drugs while their safety is examined by experts. It will be brought into force on an unspecified date by order of the Secretary of State.

The Act can be read here