Q&A The number of TENs for each premises

  • Date: 27 November 2014
  • Author/Solicitor: Andy Grimsey
  • Source: reproduced from the Publican's Morning Advertiser

Q: I understand the limit for the number of TENs per premises is soon to go up from 12 to 15. Is it safe to start booking special events at my pub for 2015 on that basis?

A: The Deregulation Bill, in which these provisions are set out, is yet to come into force and it could still take some months to take effect. More importantly, however, the changes to TENs limits will only apply from 2016 and onwards, so the limit in 2015 will be 12 TENs per premises. The maximum aggregate number of days will remain at 21 in any event.