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New rolling alcohol licences approved by Tynwald 

Marks end to triennial applications for businesses

Businesses with alcohol licences will no longer have to renew them every three years.

From next month the Department of Home Affairs will introduce a new ‘rolling licence’ which means they’ll continue if the establishment meets industry standards.

It’s part of a change to alcohol and public entertainment legislation which was approved by Tynwald this week as part of the Liquor Licensing and Public Entertainment Regulations 2022.

Any business or event which serves alcohol, or plays live or recorded music, must be licenced.

It’s hoped the new regulations will make the process more straightforward and more flexible by reducing administration and improving monitoring.

Changes will come into force on 12 December but businesses will have a grace period – until 30 June 2023 – to make an application to transition.

Minister Jane Poole-Wilson says it’s the first step in modernising licensing laws:

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