A Official figures report that 5,100 licences have been issued under the Licensing Act 2003, which gives applicants the option of 24-hour opening. Fewer than 500 of these went to pubs, with the majority of round-the-clock licences being issued to supermarkets. Not all retailers who were granted 24-hour drinks sales have bothered to take advantage of their new-found rights, yet none of this has prevented the tabloid media from informing its readers that Britain now has a 24-hour drinking culture.
Are many off -licences open 24/7?
31 October, 2008
Q How many drinks stores have been granted licences for 24-hour opening?
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