Temporary events notices: fact sheet

Fact sheet with information on how to get a temporary event notice (TEN) and changes to legislation.



You will need to apply for a TEN if you want to carry out a licensable activity on unlicensed premises in England or Wales.

Licensable activity includes:

  • selling and serving alcohol
  • providing entertainment
  • serving hot food or drink between 11pm and 5am

The fact sheet above gives guidance on the process for obtaining a TEN and changes to legislation.

More information about TENs is also available.

Published 5 September 2012