The Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 201419 Dec 2014
The Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014 which further relaxes the licensing of music is now in final form.
You can download a copy of the PDF here.
It comes into force on 6th April 2015 and headline points are as follows:
1. Now includes recorded music in the exemption as well as live;
2. Must be a premises authorised by a premises licence (or club premises certificate) to be used for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises;
3. At the time of the music the premises must be open for sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises;
4. If music is amplified it must be for an audience of no more than 500; and
5. Only applies between 8am and 11pm.
So in summary the main changes from the current position relating to music are to incorporate recorded music and extend the audience to 500.
There is also a change which includes films in the “incidental activities” exemption.
The other relaxations include travelling circuses, boxing and wrestling and hospitals.