The Festive clock is ticking

If you have the time and inclination to organise your business months in advance, you can afford to sit back, glass of something smooth and warming in hand, and contemplate the coming Festive season.

If, on the other hand, you don’t subscribe to the Swiss Railways level of organisation, you need to get moving fast. Christmas and New Year are just around the corner, and any plans you have which involve opening beyond normal licensing hours will need to be sorted quickly.

You may simply be aiming to extend your licence by an hour on Christmas Eve (or maybe longer on New Year’s Eve). You may, however, be thinking about something beyond that – special seasonal events, utilising outside spaces or temporary structures, for example.

Temporary Event Notices

The Licensing Act 2003 makes provision for these situations, known as Temporary Event Notices (TENs), and the licensing authorities are used to dealing with them. But, time is of the essence – the later you leave it to seek an extension, the less likely it is to be granted.

Complete Licensing can help

Complete Licensing can help with your application – whether it’s offering advice or dealing with the matter on your behalf. Just get in touch and we can steer you through the process, leaving you free to sit back and relax with that glass in hand. Until you realise you have to start planning staffing levels, food and beverage requirements, lighting and Festive decorations…