Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Act (NI) 2021 - Guide

Date published: 08 September 2021

Last updated: 09 June 2022

This Guide explains those provisions of the Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2021 (the Act) which came into effect with Phase 1 of the changes on 1 October 2021. Phase 2 on 6 April 2022 and Phase 3 on 1 June 2022. The Guide has been updated to include the Phase 4 changes coming into effect on 1 October 2022 and the final provision in Phase 5 which is coming into effect on 6 April 2023.

It will be of particular interest to the licensed trade, registered clubs, courts and police but should also be a useful source of information for district councils, the legal profession and the general public. The information contained in the Guide should not be treated as a complete and authoritative statement of the law which is contained only in the Act and regulations made under it. 


The relevant administrative forms which have been outlined in the guide are located on this page below the guide document.

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