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PUBS will stay open until 1am on match days if England or Scotland reach the semi-finals of the Euros this summer.

Home Secretary James Cleverly had hinted at the move on our politics show Never Mind The Ballots last week.

Pubs will stay open until 1am on match days if England or Scotland reach the semi-finals of the Euros this summer

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Pubs will stay open until 1am on match days if England or Scotland reach the semi-finals of the Euros this summerCredit: AP
The Euro semi-finals are scheduled for Monday July 9 and Tuesday July 10

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The Euro semi-finals are scheduled for Monday July 9 and Tuesday July 10Credit: Getty

He is now pressing ahead with the plans, which will give fans an extra two hours of boozing should one or both teams reach the semis or the final in Germany.

The Euro semi-finals are scheduled for Monday July 9 and Tuesday July 10.

The final will be held on Sunday July 14 at the 100,000 seater Olympiastadion in Berlin.

With host nation Germany an hour ahead of UK time, fans can now watch evening kick-offs over a pint without the fear of having to exit the pub if a game goes to extra-time or penalties.

The Home Secretary, under Section 172 of the Licensing Act 2003, can make an order relaxing licensing hours to mark occasions of “exceptional national significance”.

The legislation will be laid in Parliament on Wednesday to ensure there is enough time for it to be debated and passed before the tournament begins.

England — runners-up to Italy two years ago at Covid-delayed Euro 2020 — will make the finals after topping their group with captain Harry Kane banging in eight goals.

The Three Lions are one of the favourites to win the competition.
And if Gareth Southgate’s squad manage to storm to victory it will be England’s first major trophy since 1966.

Britain’s beer industry welcomed the Home Office announcement today, which would provide a huge revenue boost for locals.

Mr Cleverly said: “Over the coming weeks we will all be getting ready to support our home nations in what will be a busy summer of sport and a proud moment for Britain.

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“We have listened to the public through our consultation and will be extending pub licensing hours should England or Scotland reach the semi-finals or final of Euro 2024.

“This boost to the hospitality sector will allow friends, families and communities to come together for longer to watch their nation hopefully bring it home.”

Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association said: “With the Euros fast approaching, for many people there can be no better place to cheer on their team than with a refreshing beer at their local pub.

“It’s great news that the government has anticipated the likely interest from pubs to keep their doors open a little longer for the semi-finals and finals during the European Championships.

“By creating this easement and cutting red tape, doing business will be that much easier.”

James Cleverly previously hinted at the move when he appeared on The Sun's Never Mind the Ballots

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James Cleverly previously hinted at the move when he appeared on The Sun’s Never Mind the BallotsCredit: the sun
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