(1)If any decision of the [F1licensing authority] against which a right of appeal is conferred by this Act—
(a)involves the execution of any work or the taking of any action;
(b)makes it unlawful for any person to carry on a business which he was lawfully carrying on at the time of the decision,
the decision shall not take effect until the time for appealing has expired or (where an appeal is brought) until the appeal is disposed of or withdrawn.
This is what we've been led to believe is the legislation laid down by the act and we've been told there's nothing we can do.
But there is a caveat that we are not being told about .... It's in subsection (2).
Effect of appeal on decision appealed against.
(2)This section does not apply in relation to a decision to suspend, vary or revoke a licence if the notice of suspension, variation or revocation directs that, in the interests of public safety, the decision is to have immediate effect.