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UKH calls for Platinum Jubilee extended licensing hours

The trade association has said that the extension could give businesses ‘vital extra trading time’ during the four-day weekend

UKHospitality has backed plans to extend licensing hours in England and Wales to 1am for this year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations for HM The Queen.

The trade association has said that the extension could give businesses “vital extra trading time” during the four-day weekend.

Recent national celebrations that have seen longer licensing hours in England and Wales include the Royal Wedding in 2011, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, and the Queen’s 90th Birthday in 2016.

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Kate Nicholls, chief executive, UKHospitality explained that the extra trading time for venues will make an “enormous difference, and go some way to helping them recover from the devastating effects of coronavirus”.

She said: “The extension could also give the tourism industry a significant boost, with people from across the world travelling to the UK to join in the celebrations and the government should be looking to invest and support the sector in this year of recovery, with measures including keeping VAT at 12.5% for hospitality and tourism beyond April.”

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