What is a Premises Licence

Premises Licences replace Justices Licences previously issued under the Licensing Act 1964, for the sale and supply of alcohol. Premises licensed to sell alcohol must have a Designated Premises Supervisor, who must have a Personal Licence .

Other licensable activities include providing late night refreshment - the sale of hot food between 11.00pm and 5.00am - and providing regulated entertainment - this section explains the types of entertainment that need a licence.

Premises licences do not have an expiry date, unless granted for a fixed period for a specific reason, but an annual fee is payable to keep your licence current.

You can also apply for a Provisional Licence Statement for premises which are intended to become licensed, but which have not yet been built or converted.

For registered private members' clubs, see Club Premises Certificates, which are required instead of a Premises Licence.

Premises used to hold regulated entertainment, sell alcohol or provide late night refreshment must have a premises licence.

Regulated entertainment includes, films, plays, indoor sports, live and recorded music and provision of facilities for making music and dancing.

A premises licence lasts indefinitely, but is subject to an annual fee.

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