The Home Secretary has announced plans to allow premises which are licensed to trade until 11pm to open until 1am on both Friday 8 May and Saturday 9 May 2020.

The early May bank holiday in 2020 will be moved from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to make the 75th anniversary of VE Day a public holiday.

The extension of pub opening hours will be subject to a short consultation with partners including the police, licensing authorities, industry, community groups and veterans organisations.