Government consultation launched on Jubilee weekend licensing hours

A PUBLIC consultation has been launched by the Government regarding plans to extend licensing hours across England and Wales over the bank holiday weekend taking place in June. 

Pubs, clubs and bars may be allowed to stay open for an extra two hours each day later this year to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 

This year Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee - seventy years of dedicated service - after becoming Queen at the young age of 25-years-old. 

Platinum Jubilee celebrations will take place throughout the country this year and will include an extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2 to Sunday June 5. 

Under the proposals for the four-day bank holiday weekend pubs, clubs and bars could have their licensing hours extended from the normal 11pm until 1am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, June 2, 3 and 4. 

The Government is keen to hear from everyone who may be affected by this proposal, including;

- those who live near to licensed premises

-  those who own or work in on-trade premises

-  the police, licensing authorities and trade associations. 

To take part in the online consultation process please click here.

The consultation closes at 11.45pm on January 26 2022.