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When is British Summer Time?

In the UK, the clocks go forward by one hour at 01:00 of last Sunday of March, this marks the start of British Summer Time. The clocks then go back by one hour at 02:00 on the last Sunday in October, marking the end of British Summer Time.

What should licence holders and designated premises supervisors do when the clocks g0 forward?

It is worthwhile reviewing your premises licence to establish whether the clock changes impact your business operations.

If you are licensed beyond 01:00 of the last Sunday of March, you will need to have a non-standard timing provision in your premise licence to extend your operational time by one hour when British Summer Time starts to ensure that you do not lose an hours’ trade.

If your premise licence does not already include a non-standard timing provision, you can apply for a temporary event notice or apply to amend your premises licence to include it for future use.

If you are not licensed beyond 01:00, you do not need to do anything more than remembering to change your clocks.

What should be done by licensed premises when the clocks go back?

At 02:00 on the last Sunday of October, the clocks will go back by one hour, effectively making it 01:00.

Licensed premises who operate after 02:00, such as nightclubs, gain an additional hour of trading, which may result in additional revenue.



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