Free advice on how to obtain a Personal Licence in Herefordshire. Just call Johnny Walker on 07970 134 730. I’ll explain everything in detail then.
Oh, by the way, I can sort out your Personal Licence for Monmouthshire, Newport, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and anywhere else in Enmgland and Wales. Just call me…
The premises licence holder or a member of staff must hold a Personal Licence if you sell alcohol from a licensed premises in Herefordshire and ensure that sales of alcohol are authorised, by a Personal Licence holder.
You don’t need a Personal Licence to sell alcohol under a temporary event notice.
To apply you must be 18 years or older and hold an accredited licensing qualification, such as the Highfield Award for Persona Licence Holders.
To apply for a Personal Licence you will need to submit the following to Herefordshire Licensing Authority:
- Completed application form
- Completed disclosure of convictions form
- A Basic Check issued by the Disclosure and Barring Service for England & Wales which is less than one month old
- Licensing qualification certificate, the Highfield course certificate, which I will provide to the smarty pants who pass the exam
- A copy of a document/or documents which demonstrate your right to work in the UK (a list of acceptable documents can be found in the ‘Notes’ section of the application form or a www.gov.uk/right-of-abode)
- 2 passport photographs, one of which must be countersigned by somebody, who is not related to you and who is of good standing in their community,
- Fee of £37
- The law regarding Personal Licences is detailed in Part 6 of the Licensing Act 2003 and also in the Licensing Act 2003 (Personal Licences) Regulations 2004.
- The Act defines a ‘Personal Licence’ as a licence which is granted to an individual to sell alcohol, also which authorises others to sell alcohol in accordance with a premises licence.
- A Personal Licence lasts indefinitely unless revoked, or forfeited.
- During the lifetime of a Personal Licence the licence holder has a duty to notify the Licensing Authority of any change in their name or address. So, if you move to live outside Herefordshire, or to a different address in Herefordshire, you are required to notify Hereforshire licensing authority that you have a new address.
- A Personal Licence holder also has a duty to notify a court that they hold a Personal Licence if they are charged with a relevant offence. Schedule 4 of the Act outlines which offences are deemed as relevant offences.
- A licence holder also has a duty to notify the Licensing Authority should they be convicted of a relevant or foreign offence and must provide their licence to the Licensing Authority for updating.
- A Personal Licence holder also has a duty to produce their Personal Licence when asked to do so by a police officer or an authorised officer of the Herefordshire Licensing Authority at the premises where they are authorising the sale or supply of alcohol.
Need to know more? Call Johnny Walker on 07970 134 730. I am usually around between 7am and 10pm, so just call for some advice on how to obtain a Personal Licence without the tears….