World Cup 2014 News!

World Cup 2014 News!

Published: 12 May 2014

Today, following a debate in both houses, the House of Commons and the House of Lords approved the relaxation of licensing hours for the 2014 World Cup, being staged in Brazil.

This means that pubs will stay open for England games (which have an 11pm kick-off) until the end of the match and for any drinking up time. Fans will be able to stay beyond midnight for the opening match against Italy. However the next 2 group games kick off at 8pm, and 5pm. 

The Order only relates to pubs in England, and only to games involving England.  If you are in Wales, or want to show other games, you will need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice.  How many games there will be to show after usual hours, depends on how far England can progress, which is a matter of divided opinion!

Please click here to read the draft Statutory Instrument in full.  

For further advice and assistance please contact Maria Guida, Licensing partner at Fletcher Day, LLP, Solicitors by email at maria@fletcherday.co.uk or telephone, 0207 632 1432.

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