Looking for a Personal Licence course in Hereford, Gloucester, Witney, Monmouth, Newport, Ross on Wye, Leominster, Ledbury, Redditch, Evesham, Alcester, Stratford upon Avon? Call me, Johnny Walker and I can give you free advice on obtaining a Personal Licence without the stress and tears.
Personal Licences are issued directly to the person applying for them, and are not transferrable. Once you have obtained a Personal Licence, you are free to work at any premises which are subject to a Premises Licence authorising the sale / supply of alcohol, anywhere in Herefordshire or England and Wales.
You may only hold one Personal Licence at any time, which will be valid for the whole of your lifetime, but may be revoked if you are convicted of a relevant criminal offence, have to pay an immigration penalty, or are found to have given incorrect or misleading information in your application. Licences will also lapse automatically if your right to work in the UK expires or is revoked.
A Personal Licence is required for individuals who may be engaged in making and authorising the sale or supply of alcohol. Not every person selling alcohol at premises licensed for that purpose will need a Personal Licence, but all sales of alcohol must be authorised by a Personal Licence holder. The only exceptions are for community premises in respect of which a successful application has been made to disapply the usual mandatory conditions, and premises which hold a club premises certificate which are exempt from the need for a person to hold a Personal Licence.
Personal Licences are no longer time limited to 10 years, unless they are surrendered, suspended or declared forfeit by the courts. The grant of the licence is a one-off process. A Personal Licence now has indefinite use.
The requirement to renew personal licences issued under the Licensing Act 2003 was abolished, this took effect from 1 April 2015.
Once a licence is granted the Personal Licence holder can use it anywhere in Herefordshire or anywhere in either England or Wales and does not have to apply for a new licence when a change of work location occurs. The licence holder though is required to notify the issuing council of any changes of names or address.
If you are thinking about applying for a Personal Licence, call me first and I will explain what you need to do. There’s a bit more to do than just filling in a form. I’m Johnny Walker and I deliver the Highfield one-day Personal Licence Holder’s course.
My advice is free, so call and I can answer all your questions. Cheers.