Live Music Act 2012 - Commons Library Standard Note

Published 16 October 2014 | Standard notes SN06996

Authors: John Woodhouse

Topic: Licensing

The Live Music Act 2012 amended the Licensing Act 2003 so that a licence for a live music performance is no longer required if:

• it takes place between 8am and 11pm

• it takes place at a licensed premises or workplace

• the audience is no more than 200 people

The draft Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014, laid before Parliament on 8 July 2014, will increase the audience limit from 200 to 500.

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