Guidance

Flexible closing times

Flexible closing times

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The previous Government introduced 24 hour alcohol licences, with the intention of allowing premises to adopt flexible opening hours. The objective was that consideration would be given to the impact of opening hours on local residents and businesses.

However, the introduction of 24 hour alcohol licences discouraged the use of provisions contained in the Licensing Act 2003 such as staggered closing times, zoning and fixed closing