Personal Licences permit a person to both sell and authorise the supply of alcohol at premises licensed in Hereford, Worcester, Malvern Hills, Worcester and Gloucester..
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 community premises, such as a village hall, community centre or church hall.
There is no limit to the number of Personal Licence holders who may work at a premises, although each individual may only hold one personal licence.
Your application must be made to the licensing authority where you usually live, which may not be the licensing authority (council) for the area where the premises is located. Check who you pay your council to, this will most probably be the same as the licensing authority.Apply for a p
You must hold an accredited licensing qualification and produce an original basic criminal record check dated no more than one month before the day on which the application is made.
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A basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check can be obtained on the GOV.UK website. The current fee is £23. Applicants will need this when making a Personal Licence application. Simply, you need to demonstrate that you have no un-spent criminal convictions. These are known as relevant offences. Having a relevant offence that has yet to become spent, does not prevent you from making a Personal Licence application. But, when the licensing authority receives your application, they will notify the police and this will trigger an objection to your application. The police will formal oppose the application based on the ‘prevention of crime and disorder’ licensing objective. The matter will then be heard by the licensing sub-committee.
To make an application you will need:
- the completed licence application form
- a completed criminal record declaration
- 2 passport sized photographs, 1 endorsed
- a completed photograph declaration form
- the fee of £37
- the original criminal record disclosure (from the DBS) – no more than 1 month old
- the original qualification certificate (Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders) – this will be returned to you.
My course will prepare you both for the end of course exam and for operating your licensed premises. On the day of the training, we will also complete the forms in readiness for your Personal Licence application.
Call me, Johnny Walker, on 07970 134 730 for details of how to be granted a Personal Licence without the tears.