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A personal licence allows you, or a member of staff, to sell or supply alcohol from any licensed premises in Leominster or anywhere else in England and Wales.
Personal licences permit a person to sell and also authorise the supply of alcohol at premises licensed for that purpose. Every premises where alcohol is sold (except under a Temporary Event Notice) must also have a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS), who must be the holder of a personal licence. A person giving a Temporary Event Notice may authorise the sale of alcohol under their notice and will not need to hold a personal licence.
In exceptional circumstances, a Designated Premises Supervisor may not be required if a premises licence permits the sale of alcohol at a village hall or church hall. Please call me, Johnny Walker on 07970 134 730, for further information.
There is no limit to the number of personal licence holders who may work at any one premises, although each individual may only hold one personal licence.
All premises with a premises licence will need at least one personal licence holder if alcohol is being sold or supplied. A Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) is the person named on the premises licence who is responsible for the running of the premise. A DPS must hold a personal licence.
Personal licences are valid indefinitely and are portable throughout England and Wales. You don’t have to renew them at any time as there is no expiry date on them.
If you want to apply for a personal licence you must:
- be 18 years of age or over.
- apply to the Licensing Authority that covers the area where you normally live.
- have a relevant licensing qualification, such as the Highfield Award for Personal Licence Holders Level 2.
Applicants and licence holders are required to declare details of any Relevant, Foreign or Immigration Offences for which they have been convicted.
The offences are specified as relevant offences under the Licensing Act 2003. Any convictions for these offences must be declared:
- By applicants, within an application for grant of a Personal Licence or
- By licence-holders, as soon as reasonably practicable after conviction or disposal of any appeal.
If charged with a relevant offence, licensees must notify the Court that they hold a Personal Licence, before the end of their first appearance in a Magistrates’ Court in connection with the offence.
Please note that personal licences will no longer expire after 10 years and will continue in force until surrendered or revoked. The 10 year period was removed by the Deregulation Act 2015, which amended section 115 of the Licensing Act 2003 with effect from 1 April 2015. So, if you already hold a Personal Licence and the expiry date has passed, just relax, your Personal Licence is still current and OK to use.
If you change your name, address or any other details, or you wish your licence to be re-issued without an expiry date, you must complete the change of name/address forms and send them to your local licensing authority as possible, together with the fee of £10.50 for your licence to be updated.