The TEN must be given in writing (including by electronic
means), in duplicate, to the local authority at least five
working days before the event. A fee is payable with the
A “working day” is any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday,
Christmas Day, Good Friday, or a day which is a bank holiday.
“Five working days” notice means five working days exclusive
of the day on which the event is to start, and exclusive of the day
on which the notice is given.
The local authority will acknowledge receipt of the notice by
giving a notice to the premises user before the end of the first
working day it was received or before the end of the second working
day if the day the notice was received is not a working day.
Unless an application has been submitted electronically, the
premises user must also give notice to both the chief officer of
the local police department and Environmental Health department no
later than five working days before the event period.
The chief officer of police/Environmental Health who receives a
notice and believes that the event would undermine the licensing
objectives can serve an objection notice on the licensing authority
and the premises user. This notice must be served within
three working days of receipt of the temporary event
The local licensing authority may, at least 24 hours before
the event is due to start, issue a counter notice if it
considers the event would undermine the licensing
objectives. The event would not in this case be
authorised to proceed.
Counter notices may be issued by the licensing authority if the
number of permitted Late TENs has been exceeded.
A non-refundable fee of £21.00 is payable for each