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British Summer Time ending means more time for trading

With just under 2 weeks to go until the clocks go back at 2am, John Gaunt and Partners tell you how to make the most of this extra hour!

Happening on the 27th October 2019, the clocks going back gives you a potential extra hour of trading.

British Summer Time officially ends on Sunday 27 October 2019. This means that at 2am on that Sunday, the time becomes 1am and premises entitled to trade to 2am or later can enjoy an extra hour of trade (unless there is something specific on your licence preventing this).

Remember however that on 29 March 2020, when BST/DST next begins, the reverse is true and unless you have a specific provision on your licence to cover the clocks going forward, you may wish to consider a Temporary Event Notice to ensure that you do not lose an hours trade when at 1am on that day, the time becomes 2am.

A further reminder: Christmas is now less than three months away!

Do not forget those possible festive occasions for which a Temporary Event Notice may also be required.

For further advice, call the FREE BII Legal, Licensing and HR Helpline on 0330 058 3878 or visit