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The Licensing Act: Platinum Jubilee Licensing Hours

04 May 2022 | Melissa Toney

We have all been awaiting the rumour that the Platinum Jubilee licensing hours will be extended in celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee and Parliament finally confirmed.

The Order, which is still in draft legislation, comes into effect the day after it was drafted, i.e. this week. In any event, it will be in place before the celebrations begin.

Her Majesty The Queen’s Jubilee extended weekend

The purpose of the Order is to allow the extension of licensing hours for licensed premises and clubs during Her Majesty The Queen’s Jubilee extended weekend, which will take place between the 2nd and 5th of June 2022.

Operators will be particularly keen to learn that article 2 within the Order allows any licensed premises or clubs that are normally open for licensed activities until or after 11pm (but close before 1am) to stay open until 1am. This will mean that many premises will not have to apply for temporary event notices (TENS) to extend their hours on those days… Hoorah you say!!

It is necessary to note that this extension is quite specific and only applies to:

  1. on-site consumption and sales and 
  2. late-night food premises if they are also licensed to sell or supply alcohol for consumption on the premises.

So, the downside is that businesses who wish to:

  1. undertake take-away/ off-sales or 
  2. businesses with off-sales only on their licences

will not benefit from this legislation.

Specialist licensing legal advice

If you are looking to apply to vary your licence, either to change your hours or extend your licensable space; or you need help with making a (TENS) application in time for the celebrations, do not hesitate to contact us. You can call Melissa Toney or her team on 0117 906 9237 or email Alternatively, please use our contact form.

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.

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