Category: Licensing Law

Premises Licence Application Guidance

Premises Licence Application Guidance

If your business or organisation is involved in a licensable activity, including the sale and supply of alcohol, you will need a premises licence or other similar authorisation from the licensing authority. Below is...

How to Make a Personal Licence Application

How to Make a Personal Licence Application

Under the Licensing Act 2003, every sale of alcohol from licensed premises in England and Wales must be authorised by a personal licence holder. The following guide looks at the eligibility criteria when making...

The Law on Children in Pubs

The Law on Children in Pubs

As a pub landlord or other licence holder, it is important to understand the law relating to children in pubs and other licensed premises. Breaking the law in this area can have serious consequences...

The Role of the Designated Premises Supervisor

The Role of the Designated Premises Supervisor

What is a Designated Premises Supervisor? Under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003, with the exception of certain community premises, every premises licence that authorises the sale of alcohol must specify a Designated...

Licence Holders & the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

Licence Holders & the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

Under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 the police or local authority have the power to close premises quickly, including licensed premises, which are being used, or are likely to be used,...

What is a Personal Alcohol Licence?

What is a Personal Alcohol Licence?

A personal alcohol licence is required by anyone authorising the sale of alcohol from licensed premises. The following guide looks at who can apply for a personal alcohol licence, how long it lasts, how...

What is the Challenge 25 Policy?

What is the Challenge 25 Policy?

Challenge 25 is a policy whereby anyone buying alcohol who appears to be below the age of 25, seven years above the age required to buy alcohol in the UK, can be asked to...

What is the BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders?

What is the BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders?

BIIAB is the awarding body of the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), the professional body for the licensed retail industry. It specialises in work-based learning, providing a range of commercial vocational qualifications, including the...

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How to Apply for a Premises Licence

Under the Licensing Act 2003 (England and Wales) and the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, a premises licence must be obtained to carry out certain prescribed licensable activities, including the sale of alcohol and the...

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Guide to the Licensing Act 2003

The Licensing Act 2003 governs the sale and supply of alcohol and late night refreshments and the provision of regulated entertainment in England and Wales. Under the 2003 Act the responsibility for the administration...

Licensing Act 2003 Committee Review

Licensing Act 2003 Committee Review

The government’s response to the Lord’s’ review of the Licensing Act 2003 could arguably be described as one of “thank you but no thank you”. On the one hand, the government recognized the Lords’...