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Licensing hours extended for Euro 2024, if home nations reach semi-finals

UKHospitality was featured heavily in media coverage of the announcement:

The Home Office has announced that pub and bar licensing hours will be extended to 1am, if England and/or Scotland reach the semi-finals or final of Euro 2024 this summer. 

UKHospitality has been engaging with the Home Office on its proposal to extend licensing hours and said the move would allow both venues and fans to cheer on the home nations.

Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive of UKHospitality, said: “Euro 2024 is set to be a huge event for hospitality businesses this summer, as fans pack pubs and bars to cheer on the home nations.

“We support the Home Office proposals to extend licensing hours for the semi-finals and final, should we reach that stage of the tournament.

“Major sporting events provide a huge revenue boost and extended hours are essential to allow venues and fans to take full advantage.”

The semi-finals of Euro 2024 are currently scheduled to take place on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 July. The final is set to take place on Sunday 14 July.