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Revised Events Licencing Regulations

Revised Regulations in relation to the Licensing of Events will come into force on the 01/10/2015

A summary of the changes are listed below:-

  • Mandatory for event promoters to have a pre-application consultation meeting with the relevant local authority prior to submitting an events licence application
  • Events licence applications will not be accepted by a local authority unless a pre-application consultation has already taken place with the event promoter
  • Event promoters will not be entitled to advertise or sell tickets for events prior to the holding of a pre-application consultation meeting with the relevant local authority.
  • Where tickets for events have been advertised and sold prior to the holding of a pre-application consultation meeting, an application for an event licence will not be accepted by the relevant local authority.
  • Event licensing applications must be lodged with the relevant local authority at least 13 weeks in advance of the proposed event (currently 10 weeks).
  • Local authorities must make their decision on an event licence application no later than 4 weeks in advance of the proposed event.
  • Where it is proposed to add performances to a schedule already announced, a further pre-application consultation meeting will be required to take place before the announcement of any additional dates.
  • The public consultation period in relation to event licence applications is being reduced to 3 weeks (currently 5 weeks).

 

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