VE Day Celebrations 2020

Posted in Licensing | November 18, 2019 | by Dadds LLP Solicitors

Following the Government’s decision to move the early May bank holiday in 2020 from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May, to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day as a public holiday, the Home Secretary announced the Government will consult on plans to extend pub licensing hours across England and Wales to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

The Home Secretary Priti Patel has said: “VE Day is a landmark day in our history.  Extending licensing hours will pave the way for commemorative events across the UK, so we can pay tribute to the courage and determination of the millions who fought for our freedom or supported the war effort at home”.

Under the proposals, pubs, clubs and bars that are licensed to trade until 11pm could be allowed to open until 1am on Friday 8th May and Saturday 9th May 2020 without having to apply for an extension.

The occasion will see celebrations and community events across the country to remember the contribution of British, Commonwealth and Allied Armed Forces personnel and all those citizens who contributed to the war effort and safeguarded the home front.


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