There is no ‘ shock horror’. Only kidding. But seriously, selling alcohol is not a right, it is a privilege. Do read on to find out more……
A Personal Licence authorises an individual to supply alcohol, or authorise the supply of alcohol, in Herefordshire, at premises that already hold a premises licence. It is issued by the council covering the area where the applicant lives.
Personal Licences are ‘portable’ between premises in Hereford and throughout England and Wales, allowing the licence holder to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol for consumption on or off any premises with a Premises Licence.
Personal Licences are valid for an indefinite period of time, however you must still inform Hereford Licensing, or the local authority who issued the Personal Licence of any change of name or address.
A Personal Licence allows an individual to be a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) at a licensed premise that sells or supplies alcohol.
Applicants must not be under 18 years of age, and not had a Personal Licence forfeited within the last five years. You must also hold an accredited licensing qualification, such as the Highfield Personal Licence Holder’s certificate and must declare any convictions for any relevant or foreign offence.
Applicants must be entitled to work in the UK and must not be subject to a condition preventing them from doing work relating to the carrying on of a licensable activity. A licence will become invalid if the holder ceases to be entitled to live and work in the UK.
This application should be made to the Local Authority in which the applicant lives, not to the authority in which the licensed premise is located, unless this the same authority. Doh…… Before making your application, check your postcode to see which authority you should apply to.
So, here are the elements you need to provide to obtain a Personal Licence, By the way, if you attend one of my courses, we will complete the forms together in readiness for your application and there is no extra charge for this. I promise! You will still need to obtain a DBS certificate, currently £23 and the cost of the Personal Licence is currently £37
- Application form;
- a criminal conviction certificate or criminal record certificate or the results of a subject access search of the police national computer by the National Intelligence Service;
- a disclosure of convictions and declaration form;
- two photographs of yourself, one which is endorsed as a true likeness of you by a solicitor or notary, a person of standing in the community, or any individual with a professional qualification; and
- the original or a certified copy of your Level 2 qualification for Personal licence holders.
- proof of your right to work in the United Kingdom
Look, this is not rocket science. I’ll guide you through the form filling and I’m always on the end of a ‘phone if you get confused.
Want to get a Highfield certificate to apply for a Personal Licence in Hereford? Call Johnny Walker on 07970 134 730. I’ll be pleased to help. Call anytime between 7am and 10pm. Cheers