Do you sell any sort of food* or drink after 11pm and before 5am? Do you have a Premises Licence or a Public Entertainment Licence in place which covers the time that you are selling the food* or drink?
If the answer is yes to the first question and no to the second, please get in touch as soon as possible with the Lindsays Licensing team.
The Late Hours Catering regime in Scotland is changing from the 1st October 2012. Whereas you would only need a Late Hours Catering Licence if you sold meals or refreshments after 11pm and before 5am, amendments to the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 made by the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010, mean that the parameters will be widened as of 1 October 2012 to mean all food*. Food is defined in the Food Safety Act 1990 as also including:
- articles and substances of no nutritional value which are used for human consumption;
- chewing gum and other products of a like nature and use; and
- articles and substances used as ingredients in the preparation of food.
Please contact a member of the Licensing team directly if you have any queries or would like to discuss the above in more detail.