Licensing and permits

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Business and Planning Bill - MPs are currently considering the next stages of the Business and Planning Bill. The new legislation will make it easier for premises in England serving food and drink such as bars, restaurants and pubs to seat and serve customers outdoors through temporary changes to planning procedures and alcohol licensing. Almost all measures are temporary, with some limited exceptions. Keep checking this page for further updates.

Changes to licensing service - In light of recent government advice, we have had to make some changes to the licensing service which may affect your business -  see further details on changes to the licensing service.

Business closures - The government has introduced temporary laws requiring certain businesses to close during the COVID-19 outbreak. This is to protect public safety -  see the latest advice and which businesses are affected.


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