If you live in the Redditch, Stratford upon Avon and Evesham areas, call Johnny Walker on 07970 134 730 for free professional advice on how to obtain your Personal Licence without the fuss and stress. My advice is always free and without obligation.
Personal Licences are granted to individuals to sell or to authorise the sale of alcohol. All sales of alcohol must be made by, or under the authority of, a personal licence holder. Not everyone who makes a sale has to hold a personal licence, so long as a Personal Licence holder has authorised the sale. This does not apply to sales that take place at premises which hold a club premises certificate, certain community premises or premises operating under a Temporary Event Notice.
A Personal Licence does not authorise its holder to sell alcohol anywhere, but only from establishments with a premises licence authorising the sale of alcohol in accordance with the premises licence in Redditch, Stratford upon Avon, Evesham and Alvechurch. An individual may hold only one Personal Licence at any one time.
Applications for a Personal Licence must be made to the licensing authority in whose district the applicant lives.
The Deregulation Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 26th March 2015 and as from 1st April 2015 the requirement to renew Personal Licences has now been abolished.
Personal Licences will carry on indefinitely until such times that they are either surrendered or revoked. The expiry date no longer applies and therefore now has no relevance.
While you no longer need to renew your Personal Licence you should remember that all Personal Licence holders have a duty to tell the licensing authority that issued their licence if:
- you change your name or address
- you are convicted of any relevant offence, foreign offence, immigration offence or if you are required to pay an immigration penalty. You’ll need to give a notice containing details of the nature and date of the conviction and any sentence imposed
If you are charged with a relevant offence, you must produce your Personal Licence to the court. If that is not practical, you must tell the court that you have a Personal Licence, which licensing authority issued it, and why you cannot produce the licence. The court may order the forfeiture or suspension of your Personal Licence and will notify the licensing authority of this.
If you are convicted of a relevant offence, foreign offence or are required to pay an immigration penalty (and you have not appealed against the conviction) the licensing authority may suspend your Personal Licence for a period not exceeding six months, or, revoke your licence. If the licensing authority is considering suspending or revoking your licence you will be given notice of this and will be invited to make representations.
It is an offence to fail to notify the court or licensing authority of any of the above.
Before you can apply for a Personal Licence, you will first need to complete a qualification known as the Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH). I teach the Highfield one day Personal Licence course in Redditch, Alvechurch, Stratford upon Avon and Evesham areas. Just call me, Johnny Walker on 07970 134 730 for details of how to obtain a Personal Licence without the stress.