Published: 25 February 2020 by Andy Grimsey
“The government today has announced it will consult on a proposal to relax licensing hours to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day.
The proposed order will be to extend licensing hours from 2300 on the Saturday 15 August 2020 until 0100 the following morning, Sunday 16 August 2020.
In a written statement made to the Home Office, Kit Malthouse – The Minister of State for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service – said that this proposal will be subject to a short consultation with selected partners including licensing authorities, the police, residents and the licensed trade.
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The Licensing Act allows the extending of hours on occasions which are of “exceptional national or international significance“
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