Temporary Event Notices: Deadline approaching

Napthens - November 22nd 2018

Now we’re in November, there’s at least an argument that it’s acceptable to start using the “C” word, so here’s a timely reminder to make sure you are covered for everything you plan to do from a licensing perspective.

For most operators, the festive period presents opportunities to maximise takings, but with both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve falling on a Monday this year, you should check that your Premises Licence covers you for the times that you want to trade, either through the standard timings or through the non-standard timings.

If your Premises Licence does not extend to everything you want then you will need to lodge Temporary Event Notices (TEN’s). This should be done as early as possible, but at the latest with a minimum of ten working days’ notice. That would mean a TEN for Christmas Eve would need to be with the Licensing Authority no later than 7th December and a TEN for New Year’s Eve would need to be with the Licensing Authority no later than 12th December.

You are also able to lodge a late Temporary Event Notice (with only five working days notice) but this should be avoided if at all possible.

Before submitting any TEN’s, given that there are limits to the number you can use in any one calendar year, you should also check that you have enough remaining TEN’s to meet your requirements.

If you would like any further information or advice be sure to get in touch!