Alcohol serving hours extended for Jubilee weekend

Licensing Hours Extended for premises

Parliament have passed an order to extend licensing hours in pubs, clubs and bars across England and Wales. Bars may continue to serve alcohol, and therefore continue celebrations, up until 1am as opposed to normal cut off hours of 11pm. This will be in effect on Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June, assisting the nation in celebrating Her Majesty the Queen.

The Home Office Minister, Kit Malthouse said it has been put through by Parliament to allow revellers enjoy the Jubilee.

The Government will public an assessment of the extension’s impact for all to see.

This form of extension has previously been in place, including for events such as The Queen’s Birthday, The 2014 World Cup and the Royal Wedding.

The Government has stipulated that these measures do not apply to the sale of alcohol off the premises. Unlicensed premises would not benefit from a relaxation in licensing hours and would still need to use a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) to undertake licensable activities. A TEN costs around £21.00 and must be submitted at least 10 working days before the event begins. To receive a Temporary Event Notice for a Jubilee event or for any event, see Insure Our Event.

Does the Jubilee Licensing Hours Extension increase risk to my business?

The potential risks of extending licensing hours includes potential risk of accidents, injury, or third-party damages. Check with your broker to see if you are adequately insured. All jubilee event will, or likely than not, require auxiliary insurance. Contact NDML to talk to a specialist broker.

According to the Government’s statistics, alcohol-related crime and disorder accounts for more than half the costs of alcohol and, while have tended to account for between 40% and 50% of all violent incidents.

However, the Government believes that any risk of additional disorder in relation to the licensing hours extension is low. And although the plans for extension were mooted in January, they have now been instated.

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