Extension of licensing hours during World Cup

There has just been a Home Office announcement:

  • Blanket relaxation of licensing hours across the country for England matches with a scheduled kick off time of 8pm (our time), or later.
  • Relates to 1) sale of alcohol for consumption ON the premises; and 2) provision of late night refreshment ON the premises.
  • Lasts for 4 hours, maximum 1am end time.
  • No further extensions for extra time or penalties.
  • So: No TENs required for the England games on 13th & 14th June.
  • If you want to provide alcohol or LNR after 1am, off sales or other licensable activities you will still require a TEN.
  • 75% of respondents in favour.