Advice: Personal Licence in Ross on Wye, Herefordshire. Call Johnny Walker on 07970 134 730.
To qualify for a personal licence the applicant must fulfil the following criteria. The licensing authority must grant the licence if:
- the applicant is aged 18 or over
- entitled to work in the United Kingdom
- no personal licence held by him has been forfeited within the period of five years before making the application
- he possesses an accredited licensing qualification, or is a person of prescribed description
- he has not been convicted of any relevant or foreign offence
If the applicant fulfils all these criteria, the licence will be granted. If any of the first three criteria are not met, the licensing authority must reject the application. The licensing authority must notify the chief officer of police for its area if it appears that an applicant has been convicted of any relevant or foreign offence, as set out above.
If it appears there are convictions for any relevant or foreign offences, the licensing authority will give a notice to the chief officer of police for the area. If the police make no objections within a 14 day period, the licence must be granted.
The Licensing Authority must grant the application if all the criteria are met unless an objection is received from the Chief Officer of Police.
The requirement to renew a personal licence was removed from the Licensing Act 2003 by the Deregulation Act 2015. Personal licences will remain valid unless surrendered, suspended, revoked or declared forfeit by the courts.
Once granted, the licensing authority which issued the licence remains the “relevant licensing authority” for it and its holder, even though the individual may move out of the area or take employment elsewhere.
Personal Licence holders are issued with a paper counterpart and photo card Personal Licence. Under the act personal licence holders have a duty to have their Personal Licence available when on the premises from which they will be making or authorising the sale of alcohol. A constable or authorised officer my require you to produce the licence (both the photo-card and paper licence) on request. Failure to do so is an offence and conviction can result in a fine.
If you want to know more about obtaining a Personal Licence in Hereford, Ross on Wye, Leominster, Monmouth or anywhere else in England and Wales, call Johnny Walker on 07970 134 730. I’ll be please to help.