Greene King Pub Partners has become the latest company to promise to take the cost of licensing reform off the hands of its tenants. The company has set up an in-house team to deal with the changes, after receiving quotes around the £1m mark from external law firms. David Elliott, the company's managing director, told the Morning Advertiser: "We've scanned all the drawings and plans and licensees are collecting all their licences and they'll be coming to us. "We're going to handle the transfer. We bounced the idea off our tenant development group and they thought it was great. We're going to hold the premises licence centrally and we'll be picking up the whole cost of this, apart from the cost of the licence itself." The company is advising its licensees in rural areas not to apply to open after 12.30am under the new regime.