News You can now run more events

Latest news about the number of Temporary Events Notices allowed to be issued each year

From January 1st 2016, you can now issue three extra Temporary Events Notices each year for the same area or premises; increasing the permitted from 12 to 15.

Here is a quick but not exhaustive legal overview that you might find useful:

  • The number of people allowed to attend an event licensed using a Temporary Event Notice is 499. This includes your staff;
  • Your event cannot last more than 168 hours, which is 7 days;
  • If you already have a personal licence to sell alcohol, you can be given up to 50 TENs a year for different premises / locations;
  • If you are applying for a Standard TEN, your local council, police and environmental health officer must receive a copy of your TEN at least 10 working days before the event; and
  • If you are applying for a Late TEN, your local council, police and environmental health officer must receive a copy of your TEN at least 5 working days before the event.

Of course you might not need a TEN for certain events so it is always wise to check the terms of your existing licence before you apply.

A word of warning though. If you apply for a LATE TEN and it receives objections from your local authority, police or Environmental Health, your notice won’t be valid and you can’t hold the event.

Never miss an event again

Sign up to our FREE TENs alerter service and you’ll be kept up-to-date with most events throughout the year.

The service has been designed to notify operators of key events. Alerts will be sent for a variety of occasions including Halloween, St Patricks Day, Valentine's Day, major sporting events and Bank Holidays.

The sporting events we have chosen are those at unusual hours or those which may require additional licensable activities, and therefore require a TEN.

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If you have any questions about Temporary Events Notices, or need help on any alcohol licensing matter, contact managing partner Jonathan Smith on 0115 953 8500.