New changes to Temporary Event Notices

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TENs licensing changes for pubs

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New changes to Temporary Event Notices (TENs) mean that pubs are able to extend their trading hours in order to run three more events each year.

This will mean premises can host 15 local events per year with up to 500 attendees.

All premises will have to give notice to local licensing authorities, who will be able to object to an application if they have reasonable concerns. Applications incur a fee of £21.

The changes also mean communities across England and Wales will be able to hold more one-off events selling alcohol at unlicensed venues.


Mike Penning, minister for policing, crime, criminal justice and victims, said: "Across England and Wales, there are dedicated venues and local event organisers that want to support their community through one-off events and this simple change will allow them the freedom to do so.

"We want to reduce red tape on business by implementing simple reforms to empower local community decision making, which is why the Government introduced the Deregulation Act 2015."

Anyone who doesn’t have a TEN and carries out an activity that should have a licence for (or allow their premises to be used for one), can be fined, sent to prison for up to 6 months, or both.

Related topics: Licensing law

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