If you live in the Malvern Hills area, you can obtain a Personal Licence without the stress and tears. Call Johnny Walker on 07970 134 730 for details for what you need to do. My advice is always free and without obligation, just call.
A Personal Licence is granted to an individual and authorises that person to supply alcohol from establishments with a premises licence in the Malvern Hills area and anywhere in England and Wales..
An individual may hold only one Personal Licence at any one time.
All premises in Malvern Hills carrying out licensable activities must have a premises licence or club premises certificate. If a premises licence authorises the supply of alcohol it is a requirement that there is a Designated Premises Supervisor, who must be a Personal Licence holder. Community premises are the exception to this rule.
The licensing of individuals separately from the licensing of premises permits the movement of Personal Licence holders from one premises to another, allowing greater flexibility.
Personal Licences are valid at any licensed premises in Malvern Hills and anywhere in England and Wales and lasts for an indefinite period, unless suspended, revoked or surrendered. A Personal Licence is not necessary for premises with a club registration certificate, or where a temporary event notice is applied for.
A Personal Licence is not required for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN).
Changes to the 2003 act have been introduced by the Deregulation Act 2015. From 01 April 2015, Personal Licences are now granted indefinitely with no expiry date. Equally, if you hold an existing Personal Licence – this remains valid indefinitely and the expiry date should be disregarded. Should you wish to update your Personal Licence to remove the expiry date a fee of £10.50 will be payable.
If you move house or job you do not have to move your licence to another local authority. However, you do have to notify the local authority which issued your Personal Licence of any changes to your name or address.
Applicants for Personal Licences must be over 18 years old and will need to obtain an accredited qualification first or be a ‘person of prescribed description’.
The aim of the qualification is to ensure that Personal Licence holders are aware of licensing law and the wider social responsibilities attached to the sale of alcohol. Personal Licence qualification providers are accredited by the Secretary of State and delivered by the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance.
Persons of prescribed description are currently the Master Vintners, persons licensed by the Board of Green Cloth and persons licensed by the University of Cambridge. If you are a person of a prescribed description, you must include evidence of this with your application.
A Personal Licence allows the holder to authorise sales of alcohol at a licensed premises and to be named as the Designated Premises Supervisor on a premises licence.
Once you receive your Personal Licence, you can act as the designated premises supervisor for any business that sells or supplies alcohol.
If you need to know more about gaining a Personal Licence in Malvern Hills, call Johnny Walker on 07970 134 730.