Seeking to obtain a Personal Licence in the Forest of Dean, Cinderford, Coleford or Monmouth?
You do not have to hold a Personal Licence to be employed in a pub or other business that sells alcohol but it certainly does enhance your employment prospects. Premises licensed for the sale alcohol must have a designated premises supervisor.
The DPS is one individual at the premises who hold a Personal Licence.
Anyone who does not hold a personal licence must be authorised for all sales by a Personal Licence holder.
It is a legal requirement for anyone who wishes to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol to hold a personal licence. To ensure this requirement is met, you will need sit a personal licence exam to gain your Award for Personal Holders (APLH) qualification. I teach the Highfield Personal Licence Holders’ course.
Call me, Johnny Walker on 07970 134 730 for details courses in the Forest of Dean, Coleford, Cinderford and Ross on wye.
A Personal Licence allows the holder to sell alcohol on behalf of any business that has a premises licence or a club premises certificate. The Personal Licence is designed to ensure that anybody running or managing a business that sells or supplies alcohol will do so in a professional manner.
A personal licence holder can act as the designated premises supervisor (DPS) for any business that sells or supplies alcohol.
Where an applicant has an unspent conviction for a relevant or foreign offence, the licensing authority will give a notice to the chief officer of police for the area. If the police object to the application on crime prevention grounds, the applicant is entitled to a hearing before the licensing authority. If the police do not issue an objection notice and the application otherwise meets the requirements of the 2003 Act, the licensing authority must grant it.
Personal Licences remain valid unless surrendered, suspended, revoked or declared forfeit by the courts.
The requirement to renew a Personal Licence was removed from the Licensing Act 2003 by the Deregulation Act 2015. While personal licences issued before the 2015 Act have expiry dates, these licences will remain valid and such dates no longer have an effect.
My advice is free and always without obligation. Call Johnny Walker on 07970 134 730.