When should you apply for a TEN?
You need a temporary event notice (TEN) if your event is less than 168 hours, includes activities that require a licence and it's held at premises that aren't already authorised by a premises licence or a club premises certificate.
The application must be submitted no later than ten working days before the event, or five working days for a Late TEN.
Each TEN costs £21.
An application for a TEN must take into account the safety of all concerned. During this difficult time, all TEN applications are expected to be accompanied by a relevant risk assessment including COVID-19 safety measures and an associated action plan. This is to comply with the following licensing objectives:
- the prevention of crime and disorder
- public safety
- the prevention of public nuisance
- the protection of children from harm
If a risk assessment is not included with your application it may result in objections from the police or environmental health in respect of the event.
You may find it helpful to refer to the government's coronavirus guidelines on gatherings and public spaces.
The powers to regulate temporary events are set out in the Licensing Act 2003.
The most common licensable activities are:
- The sale or supply of alcohol
- Live or recorded music and late-night refreshments
- Other regulated entertainment such as wrestling: check with the licensing team for further details
You can complete and pay for your TEN application online. Your risk assessment must be emailed separately to email@example.com .
Please note that postal applications cannot be accepted during the coronavirus pandemic as verifying officers are currently working remotely.