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Royal Wedding proposed relaxation of licensing hours for ON trade only

The Government is going to proceed with a licensing hours order to allow licensed premises in England and Wales additional trading hours for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises and the provision of late night refreshment, where premises are already licensed to provide these activities. The extra hours that will be permitted are:

  • 11pm on Friday 18th May 2018 until 1am on Saturday 19th May 2018; and
  • 11pm on Saturday 19th May 2018 until 1am on Sunday 20th May 2018.

The extension of hours will not apply to off sales of alcohol, or any form of regulated entertainment.