The Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order Explanatory Document Published

Further to our recent article, the Government has now published the explanatory document for the legislative reform order.

 

The 122 page document outlines a lot of the technical details and background documents associated with the legislative reform but also some useful explanatory guidance on the various elements of regulated entertainment that will be subject to deregulation, these being:

 

Live music in relevant alcohol licensed premises and workplaces

 

The audience limit for a performance of live amplified music in relevant alcohol licensed premises or in a workplace between 08.00-23.00 on the same day will be raised from 200 to 500.

 

Recorded music in relevant alcohol licensed premises

 

Any playing of recorded music in relevant alcohol licensed premises will be deregulated (on a conditional basis) when it takes place between 08:00-23:00 on the same day for audiences of up to 500.

 

Live and recorded music exemptions

 

Local authorities, health care providers and schools will be exempt from entertainment licensing when making their own defined premises available to third parties for live and recorded music activities between 08:00-23:00 on the same day for audiences of up to 500.

 

Community premises not licensed to supply alcohol will be exempt from entertainment licensing requirements for live and recorded music between 08:00-23:00 on the same day for audiences of up to 500.

 

Travelling circuses

 

Travelling circuses will be exempt from entertainment licensing in respect of all descriptions of entertainment, except an exhibition of a film or a boxing or wrestling entertainment, where the entertainment or sport takes place between 08:00-23:00 on the same day, with no audience limit.

 

Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling

 

Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling will be deregulated between 08:00-23:00 for audiences of up to 1000 people.

 

Incidental film

 

An exhibition of film that is incidental to another activity (where that other activity is not itself a description of entertainment set out in paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the 2003 Act) is exempt from licensing.