Consultation outcome

Relaxation of licensing hours for the Royal Wedding

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Government response to the consultation

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Impact assessment: relaxation of licensing hours for the Royal Wedding

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Detail of outcome

This consultation offered a chance to comment on the proposed extension of opening hours in licensed premises across England and Wales over the Royal Wedding weekend in May.

The government has decided to proceed with a licensing hours order to relax licensing hours to mark the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018.

The effect of this order will allow licensed premises in England and Wales to open for an extra two hours for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises, from:

  • 11pm on Friday 18 May to 1am on Saturday 19 May
  • 11pm on Saturday 19 May to 1am on Sunday 20 May

The Royal Wedding is a time of national celebration in which everyone should be able to participate.

The government is grateful to all those who responded to the consultation.

Original consultation

Summary

We are seeking views on whether to relax licensing hours across England and Wales to mark the wedding of Prince Henry and Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018.

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Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on whether to relax licensing hours across England and Wales to mark the wedding of Prince Henry and Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018. The government proposes to make a licensing hours order under Section 172 of the Licensing Act 2003 which would extend opening hours to 1am on Saturday 19 May and Sunday 20 May 2018 for the sale of alcohol for consumption in licensed premises in England and Wales.

We are keen to hear from everyone who may be affected by a national relaxation of licensing hours, including: members of the public, those who live near to licensed premises, those who own or work in on-trade premises, the police, licensing authorities and trade associations.

The consultation covers England and Wales where these proposals apply.

An impact assessment will be published here shortly.

Documents

Relaxation of licensing hours for the Royal Wedding consultation document

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Published 7 January 2018
Last updated 4 March 2018 + show all updates
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