The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 has been temporarily amended for the Rugby World Cup 2023.
This is to allow eligible on-licence and club licence holders to extend their trading hours to televise live Rugby World Cup 2023 games, without applying for a special licence.
Who can extend their hours?
You can extend your trading hours to host customers to watch live games from the Rugby World Cup if you are an eligible on-licence or club licence holder.
How to extend your licence
You can now notify extended trading hours via the Business Connect platform.
If you want to open for matches outside your usual trading hours, you must notify us and your local Police station at least seven days before the game(s).
If you change your mind about opening for a game or games, you must contact us and your local Police station as soon as possible.