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Government Approve Extra Hours for Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

After consultation, the Government has decided that it will be proceeding with a proposal to make a Licensing Hours Order under Section 172 of the Licensing Act 2003. It has been confirmed that the licensing hours in England and Wales (this is not applicable to Scotland) will be relaxed to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and to celebrate the longest reigning monarch in the United Kingdom.

The order will apply to premises already licensed until 2300hrs for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises, for the provision of late-night refreshment (only where there is also the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises), and for the provision of regulated entertainment in England and Wales. This, therefore, would not apply to takeaways who only had late night refreshment on their premises licence and does not apply at all to premises in Scotland.

The extension of hours will apply to Thursday 2nd June, Friday 3rd June and Saturday 4th June, whereby the terminal hour will be extended from 2300hrs to 0100hrs the following day.

This may alleviate the need for applying for a Temporary Event Notice (“TEN”)for many premises.

Should it be felt that longer hours are required for later than the 0100 extension, then please do reach out to the Woods Whur team in order to submit a Temporary Event Notice for this, or any other period. By way of a reminder, a standard TEN requires 10 working days notice and a late TEN at least 5 working days notice. We would, therefore, urge you to let us have the relevant details should you wish to apply for any TENs.