Published: 20 July 2023 by James Anderson, Partner
The Government has just announced that following a consultation it will not be extending the Business and Planning Act clauses which extended off-sales to those premises which only have on-sales or have off-sales limited by certain conditions.
The reasoning is that the relevant legislation was effectively to mitigate the effect of a pandemic which is now over.
This means that those premises relying on the exemption will lose it on 30th September 2023.
Those premises will have to make an application to add off-sales, although the Government’s announcement does recommend that this is done by way of minor variation.
In reality, this will be at the discretion of the Local Authority.
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