Licensing hours relaxed for World Cup 2014

Napthens - March 31st 2014

The Home Office has released the response to the consultation on whether licensing hours should be relaxed for England’s games in the World Cup 2014.

Overall, 75% of the respondents were in favour of a national relaxation of licensing hours. As a result, the Government has decided to proceed with the relaxation of licensing hours for England’s World Cup matches.

The relaxation will apply to the sale of alcohol and late night refreshments for consumption on the premises during England matches which kick off at 8.00 pm or later. The relaxation terminates at 1.00 am so if you wish to trade later than this, a Temporary Event Notice must be applied for in the normal fashion.

England’s first game is scheduled for 14 June with a kick off time of 11.00 pm, so a Temporary Event Notice to trade beyond 1.00 am would need to be with the Council no later than 30 May to avoid relying on the Late Notice TEN provisions.