Premises Licences

Under the Licensing Act 2003, a premises licence is required for individuals or businesses to conduct one or more of these licensable activities:

  • sale by retail of alcohol
  • the provision of regulated entertainment*
  • the provision of late night refreshment (hot food and drink sales) between 11pm and 5am.

*Certain types of entertainment have been deregulated.

Regulated entertainment includes (with certain exceptions) the following:

  • a performance of a play
  • an exhibition of a film
  • an indoor sporting event
  • boxing or wrestling entertainment
  • a performance of live music
  • any playing of recorded music
  • a performance of dance

Entertainment of a similar description to live music, recorded music or dance

The licensing objectives

Under the Act there are four key licensing objectives:

  • prevention of crime and disorder
  • protection of children from harm
  • public safety
  • prevention of public nuisance.

Licensing Act Provisional Statement

Applications under the Licensing Act 2003 for Premise Licences

Apply for a new Premises Licence
Variation of a Premises Licence
Minor Variation on a Premises Licence
Variation of a Designated Premises Supervisor (Vary DPS)
Transfer of a Premises Licence
Review a Premises Licence
Disapply a Premises Supervisor
Notification of Interest
Interim Authority Notice
Provisional Statement
Change of Name and Address