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A Personal Licence authorises an individual to supply alcohol or allow the supply of alcohol at a premises which has a valid premises licence in Stratford upon Avon and Warwickshire.
Personal Licences are needed to supervise the sale of alcohol in any premises – including pubs, off licences, restaurants and hotels.
There is no longer a requirement to renew your Personal Licence. A change in the legislation means that the Personal Licence granted to you continues until it is revoked or surrendered. However, there is still a requirement to notify the issuing licensing authority of a change of name and or address.
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. Simply, if you already have a Personal Licence, you need to do nothing.
Personal Licences permit a person to 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.
Remember, 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.
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.
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 a change of name and address form and send them to the licensing authority that originally issued the Personal Licence, as possible, together with the fee of £10.50 for your Personal Licence to be updated. Personal Licence holders also have a duty to notify the relevant licensing authority in writing if they have been convicted of a relevant or foreign offence. This is a requirement under section 132 of the Licensing Act 2003. Relevant offences are listed in Schedule 4 to the Licensing Act 2003, as amended