Update-Royal Wedding and the sale of alcohol

Posted: Friday, 4 May 2018 @ 09:32
Update-Royal Wedding and the sale of alcohol

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The Royal Wedding is fast approaching. I recently posted a blog giving details of the extension of hours for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises and extended late night refreshment for those premises.

Some premises may have areas not covered by their Premises Licence in which they allow the consumption of alcohol purchased elsewhere on their premises. That is called an off-sale and is not covered by the Royal Wedding extensions. And regulated entertainment is not extended. So if you need extra hours for off-sales or regulated entertainment, you will have to give a Temporary Event Notice (TEN).

The bad news is that you are too late to give a regular TEN. But the good news is you do have until Thursday 10 May to give a late TEN, if that procedure is available to you.

You can apply on-line paying the fee of £21. If you apply by post or hand delivery of a hard copy the form must be sent to the Licensing Authority with an extra copy, and you must also deliver a copy the police and local environmental health officer.

Yo can serve a late notice no earlier than 9 clear days and no later than 5 clear days before the event. But the later you leave it there is more likelihood of an objection from the police, and little or no time for any negotiation or hearing.For a more detailed explanation see my article on TENs.

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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