Now that the summer appears to have been and gone it is now time to begin to plan for the winter months and, for most operators, the lucrative festive period.

Various operations, not just bars and clubs, like to entertain guests for Christmas parties and establishments will host events outside their usual trading hours and circumstances.  Unfortunately, the alcohol licensing act does not provide a blanket dispensation for whole of the festive season and accordingly the necessary authorisations (premises licences or temporary event notices) must be applied for in advance of whatever the operator might be planning.

Typically the festive period is a peak time of year for further alcohol licensing enforcement UK, with additional licensing officers and police officers undertaking visits to the premises across England and Wales.

In order to ensure that you do not fall foul of the regulations during any proposed visit it is important to seek the correct advice about what you can and cannot do at your premises.

Contact the Levi Solicitors Licensing Department on 0113 297 1875 if you would like to discuss Christmas provisions, temporary event notices or any amendments to your premises alcohol licence.

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