The Licensing Act 2003 specifies that every supply of alcohol made under a Premises Licence must be made or authorised by a Personal Licence holder. Every premises involved in the sale or supply of alcohol must have one nominated Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS), who must hold a Personal Licence.
Due to the importance of this role, we consider it good practice for more than one Personal Licence holder to be associated with each premise that is licensed to sell alcohol.
All applicants for a Personal Licence must:
Your licence will be issued within three months of receipt by us.
Please read the Personal licence - guidance notes. You must complete the New Personal Licence form and Personal Disclosure form and send these with the relevant payment, see our Licensing current fees
Please follow these How to pay for personal alcohol licences for your application.
You must hold a licensing qualification that has been accredited by the Secretary of State, or an equivalent qualification. The following qualifications have been accredited so far:
You may find this list of Personal licence qualification providers useful.
New applicants may obtain their criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Your Disclosure is only valid for 28 days from the date that the Disclosure was issued by Disclosure and Barring Service.
The only type of Disclosure check we can accept for a personal alcohol licence is a basic criminal record check, we cannot accept a standard or enhanced Disclosure check.
Two photographs must be submitted, which must:
Your licence will run indefinitely, unless it is surrendered by yourself, suspended, revoked or declared forfeit by a court.
How to pay for personal alcohol licences for your application.
Relevant Convictions are listed on Relevant and Foreign offences. If applicable, you must notify us within 14 days of your conviction.
Complete the Personal - notification of conviction of relevant offence Form.
All licences are now valid indefinitely, even if they have been issued with an expiry date, unless it is surrendered by yourself, suspended, revoked or declared forfeit by a court.
Any business buying alcohol from a UK wholesaler for onward supply to their customers will need to check that their wholesaler has been approved by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) under the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS). For further information see the HM Revenue and Customs factsheet
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