The Royal Wedding and sale of alcohol

Posted: Wednesday, 18 April 2018 @ 09:26

As I mentioned in my blog in January, the Government indicated that it may extend licensing hours for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, to allow people to celebrate on the nights of Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May until 1am the following morning.  Following a consultation, it has confirmed that it will be proceeding and making the required order. 

The effect of the order will be to extend the hours for the sale of alcohol for consumption on premises only for those premises licensed to sell alcohol to 11pm from 11 pm until 1 am the following morning on those dates. Note that although it will also allow the licensable activity of the provision of late night refreshment (hot food or drinks) it will not apply to off-sales of alcohol, and will not automatically extend any regulated entertainment, so if you intend to provide those licensable activities you will need to give a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) by Wednesday 2 May, or if available to you a late TEN by Thursday 10 May.

You can see the full details of the Consultation by clicking here.

Blog by Nigel Musgrove
Nigel has been providing dispute resolution advice as a solicitor for over 35 years. As well as advising SMEs and business owners on disputes he also offers a specialist licensing law service. View profile
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