Guidance

Guidance for temporary alcohol licensing provisions in the Business and Planning Act

This guidance relates to the alcohol licensing provisions in the Business and Planning Act 2020 only.

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This guidance is separate to the guidance issued on working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

It includes information on:

  • the purpose of the temporary off-sales extension
  • the difference between pavement licences and alcohol licence
  • the new summary off-sales review process
  • general advice on conducting off-sales
Published 22 July 2020
Last updated 30 September 2021 + show all updates
  1. End date of off sales permission updated to 30 September 2022.

  2. Updated the guidance on submitting representations objecting to any interim steps made. Clarified the time by which licensing authority will be required to hold a hearing: within 48 hours (disregarding non-working days) of receiving representations.

  3. First published.